Chick Us Out Blog

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."

Helping to Create A Bright, Inclusive Future for All!

Helping to Create A Bright, Inclusive Future for All!

The Blue Badge Company is so committed to employing those with limited work options and or physical challenges that over 40 percent of their “tour” team is either disabled or a primary caregiver.

Go Green for Cerebral Palsy

Go Green for Cerebral Palsy

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness month. Cerebral Palsy (C.P.) is a broad diagnostic term used to describe a problem with movement and posture, due to damage or abnormalities in the brain that makes certain task or activities difficult. It is the most common motor disorder and the second most common disability found in children today.

Be Thankful this Thanksgiving

Be Thankful this Thanksgiving

Today’s topic centers on this one simple question. How often do you pause to appreciate what you have in life?  

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.

PATTI + RICKY = LOVE

PATTI + RICKY = LOVE

"My mom was my everything. After she passed away, I knew that she was such an incredible mother that she even raised me to be okay without her. Every day I try to think of how I can be better to honor what my mom would want from me. I know she would want me to be happy, healthy and help others." - Alexandra Connell

Writer. Artist. Pole dance Champion. International Sex Icon. Meet Erin Clark.

Writer. Artist. Pole dance Champion. International Sex Icon. Meet Erin Clark.

Her work centers herself and her personal life as a disabled women in narratives with as much adventure, glamour, sex appeal and empowerment as she can get herself into.

CARLY SMILES

CARLY SMILES

"The day I stopped comparing myself to others and instead viewed myself as a unique individual my confidence shot through the roof." - Carly Lloyd

Hope is Contagious

Hope is Contagious

"I feel the most empowered when I am helping others figure out their new way of living. I mentor others with spinal cord injuries, especially new injuries, and seeing the light bulb “turn on” when talking with them is an amazing feeling." - Megan Hammond