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International Day of People with Disabilities 2019

International Day of People with Disabilities 2019

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  A day to unify around ensuring a better, more equitable world. An annual celebration promoted by the United Nations since 1992, the day is dedicated to helping spread awareness and understanding of disability issues, while championing the extraordinary achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities across the globe. 

World Diabetes Day 2019

World Diabetes Day 2019

World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme that runs throughout the entire year. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes. The truth is, diabetes has a huge impact on the family and support network of those affected. Promoting the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education is so important.

Disability Activism Do's and Don'ts

Disability Activism Do's and Don'ts

The most important part of interacting with someone who has a disability is seeing that person for whom he or she is, and not what disability that person has. What it boils down to is having a sense of disability awareness and disability etiquette. The point is to help raise awareness and change societal perceptions.

Out From the Shadows

Out From the Shadows

"As an agender trans person with disabling conditions and a mixed ethnic/cultural background, I'm no stranger to having uneasy footing in public spaces. But normally, I'm simply a proud and informed ally and advocate to my friends and colleagues who have been the primary targets of shadow ban sanctions - until these same sanctions have started impacting me." -  Ariel L.

Let’s talk about disability and sex

Let’s talk about disability and sex

"How was someone like this supposed to have sex? No matter what creative solutions I spun in my mind, it was doomed to be a “high impact” activity, likely one that would leave me bed bound for days."

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

Breast Cancer Awareness Month means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating survival and new life after the long battle with cancer has been won. For others, it’s about remembering and reflecting on the life of a loved one lost to the disease.

Empowered through Education

Empowered through Education

Sadly, a large number of students who are leaving high school and transitioning into college often lack the knowledge and or skills to advocate for themselves. That being said, it is imperative that they learn and develop self-advocacy skills, as well as cultivate a strong sense of empowerment before exiting high school.

My Wheelchair. My Independence.

My Wheelchair. My Independence.

At 8 years old, I received my first wheelchair and it gave me the freedom and independence my legs failed to provide. It became my equalizer, allowing me to live a more inclusive lifestyle. Today, it still affords me the opportunity to maintain the independent lifestyle for which I am so grateful.

Let's Talk Depression and Mental Health

Let's Talk Depression and Mental Health

Mental health issues affect 1 in 4 people every year. Therefore, no one should feel ashamed. By sharing our experiences and not being afraid to speak the words, "I need help" when we feel we do, together we can eradicate the stigma.

Stand Up. Sit Down. Speak Out!

Stand Up. Sit Down. Speak Out!

Did you know that sexual assault doesn't just happen among strangers? More than half of female victims of rape report being raped by an intimate partner.