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How The Ocean Teaches Me To Navigate Grief and My Disability

I’m learning the importance of paying attention to the signs of grief, those approaching waves, so I’m more prepared to navigate them. By Carolyn Hinds “Watch wuh yuh doing. De sea ain’t got nuh backdoor” is a phrase every Bajan child would hear as we stood on shore, preparing to race headlong into the waves...

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Disabled Vlogger Gem Turner Is Tired of “Overcoming Barriers”

Sassy, admittedly stubborn, and sometimes pink-haired, Gem Turner is visibly disabled and uses a wheelchair. She’s fighting for more visibility and body positivity. https://www.instagram.com/p/BS9ZaLWFJY2/?taken-by=gem_turner On her 24th birthday, Gem Turner listed 24 things she has learned thus far in life for her blog. Number four sounded particularly liberating: “I don’t have to tell my life...

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Check Out These 6 Fashionistas Who Use Wheelchairs

When’s the last time you saw fashion divas in a wheelchairs, outside of American Horror Story? We’re here to change all that. Fashion is for everybody — and every body. Over time, consumers have begun to demand representation for all bodies, including those with disabilities, and a handful of designers are finally beginning to listen. Models like Jillian...

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4 Tips for Dating When You Have a Disability

by Eva Sweeney Dating is awkward for everyone. You wonder whether you are making a good first impression, if the other person likes you and if are you’re asking interesting questions. These fears are normal when dating someone new. Things can become more complicated when you are a person with a disability — but they...

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I Don’t Care Star Billie-Jo Bailey Shines Gutsy Spotlight on Life with Down Sydrome

At the heart of Caroline Giametta’s film I Don’t Care is an incredible story about choice and a big “f*ck you” to societal pressures. I Don’t Care is a beautiful, thoughtful and well-paced story where the most dramatic dialogues happen in the lead character’s head. Andrea Lowe’s Ollie is an expectant mother dealing with the...

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Daily Share: Swipe Right for PUPPIES!

Craving some puppy time? Check out this new app, Bark’N’Borrow. It’s designed to connect dog owners with pet sitters and also allow pet sitters to advertise. Borrowers can hang out with needy pups who just need a little more love and people time than the average pooch. Those in the Los Angeles area can use Bark’N’Borrow...

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5 Phrases That Are Actually Ableist

Let’s face it: no matter who you are, you have internalized ableism. Some able-bodied folks have difficulties navigating friendships — and even basic interactions — with people who have disabilities. This isn’t always intentional; internalized ableism is mostly to blame. (Even from people with disabilities.) Here are five phrases that are actually ableist, along with...