An Act Of Kindness Can Change Someone’s Life

Many of you don’t know this about me but outside of writing, I am an advocate for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy. In March of this year, I started ...
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The Unsocial Reality of ‘Social’ Media

What's actually social about 'social' media? Sitting behind a screen and flicking through other people's lives is far from 'social', and if you're anything like me, I feel far from sociable after ...
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Be Better, Not Bitter

During my second to last year of college, I had the honor and privilege of attending a service trip to Alabama with the Center for Service in Action at my ...
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I don’t want a cure all I want is awareness

As a woman with cerebral palsy, people often ask me, "have you ever thought about what life would be like if you were just cured of cerebral palsy," and, " ...
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As a Person With a Disability, I Am Never ‘Sitting Alone’

I was seated at a circular table in a banquet hall -- clad in a dress and a pair of heels, resting my throbbing leg.  My gaze was transfixed behind ...
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Resilience

Another act of senseless violence. Watching the devastation brings sadness. In addition to the natural disasters, once again we have senseless violence from guns and trucks by deranged people, pure ...
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Trauma from a Psych Hospital

Have you ever experienced something in your life that scarred you? Did it cause you trauma for the rest of your life? After you experienced it,  did you hallucinate about ...
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Finding My New Normal

After the birth of each of my daughters, I took time off from teaching. They were so small and dependent on me, and I really wanted to focus on being ...
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To the One Who Says I’m Too Good at Goodbyes

As we were in the middle of the calculated dance of a heated argument, strategizing our premeditated words to hurt the other, you told me that all I know how ...
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