Automatic Inclusion

Recently I shared an article about a print ad from Target for kids clothing that a number of children pictured, one of which was a child with Down syndrome.  The great thing about the ad was that Target didn’t come out and give themselves praise for including a person with a disability in their advertisement, they didn’t Continue reading “Automatic Inclusion”

taking ACTION!

I’ve got advocacy on the brain lately:  how to do it, who does it and when it should be done.  Lots of ideas are floating around, but I’m still trying to solidify everything.  I’m co-facilitating the next round of advocacy workshops at disABILITY LINK; the name of the course is “take ACTION!”. It will be an eight week course that helps participants get in touch with their inner advocates. Continue reading “taking ACTION!”

Going to the Chapel…wait, how are we going to get there?

It’s only the momentous occasion most little girls look forward to all their young lives. Tomboy or girly girl we all dream about the day when we will don a beautiful white dress and walk down the aisle to say “I do” to the love of our life. Continue reading “Going to the Chapel…wait, how are we going to get there?”

Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Continue reading “Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival”

Disability Interview: Travis Roy

When you think about the most important day in your life, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s your high school graduation or your first day of college. Perhaps it’s your wedding day or the miraculous birth of your first born child. Or maybe it’s something as simple as spending a fulfilling day with a sick loved one or seeing the love of your life for the first time.

When you think about the most important day in your life, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s your high school graduation or your first day of college. Perhaps it’s your wedding day or the miraculous birth of your first born child. Or maybe it’s something as simple as spending a fulfilling day with a sick loved one or seeing the love of your life for the first time. Continue reading “Disability Interview: Travis Roy”