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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.

The Time is Now to Take Charge of our Healthcare

The Time is Now to Take Charge of our Healthcare

Having a voice and being a strong self-advocate when it comes to accessible healthcare is of the utmost importance. After all, who knows your body better than you?

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

My DiversABILITY

My DiversABILITY

"Don't compare your backstage to someone else's highlight reel. Have confidence that you are on your own unique journey and that is enough." - Tiffany Yu