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My Disability May Be Invisible, But Here’s Why I’m Done Hiding It

In the beginning, it was difficult to let myself rest, even with the ultimate doctor’s note. I felt like I still had to push past my (extremely limited) capabilities. I had to practice slowing down and allowing my frailties to become visible even when I had the choice to hide them.

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‘I Had to Learn How to Feel Anger’: Dandy on the Demands Disabled Musicians Face

On her debut album The Cycle, the Shropshire singer-songwriter takes on a ‘broken system’ that underestimates the vibrancy of disabled lives.

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My Medicaid, My Life

The reality of being a disabled person on Medicaid is far more complex and nuanced. Many people do not even know the difference between Medicaid and Medicare and simply consider them “entitlement programs,” as if tax breaks and corporate subsidies aren’t entitlements by another name.

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‘You Have to Scream Out’

“If you’re trying to get home and the bus keeps passing you up because you’re in a wheelchair, you have to scream out.”

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Please Don’t Call Me “Wheelchair-Bound.”

What I’m hoping to do here is help portray the incapacitated form in an optimistic light and defy the labels enforced upon us by society.

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Bruce Lee’s Philosophy on Life: 6 Simple, Transformative Words.

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” ~ Bruce Lee The premise of his philosophy was efficiency—complete and utter efficiency of the soul.

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work! Hiding Disability at Work Is Damaging to Productivity

When disability isn’t disclosed, we create an invisible layer of additional work for the individual which will affect their productivity.

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Co-Founding the ACLU, Fighting for Labor Rights and Other Helen Keller Accomplishments Students Don’t Learn in School

Most students learn that Keller, born June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Ala., was left deaf and blind after contracting a high fever at 19 months, and that her teacher Anne Sullivan taught her braille, lip-reading, finger spelling and eventually, how to speak.

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5 Simple Ways to Support Disability Activism

Disability activism is empowering. Keys to getting started are staying open, sharing the stage, working collaboratively, listening and learning, and being willing to ask for help to make it less scary.

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Tammy Duckworth is Unapologetically Paving the Way for Disabled Mothers of Color

I’m ride or die when it comes to disability representation in politics, media, and culture. So when Senator Tammy Duckworth entered the U.S. Capitol Building to cast her first vote since giving birth to her second daughter, Maile Pearl, I had a lot of feelings.

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