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!”

Flying…on American Airlines, Oh My!

As readers may remember, my previous post concerned the treatment that Dawn Wilcox, a veteran with a disability received on an American Airlines flight. thanks to the gift of a trip to St. Croix from my husband’s mother and stepfather, my husband and I were recently in a position to fly with American Airlines, as well.  Anytime we can exchange northeastern North Carolina winters for sunnier climates, we are there! Continue reading “Flying…on American Airlines, Oh My!”

IL Pioneer: Max Starkloff

A pioneer of the Independent Living and Disability Rights movements, Max Starkloff, was responsible for many important changes in disability rights in St. Louis. fueled by powerful self-motivation and inspired by the work of Ed Roberts, Starkloff laid the groundwork for change on a larger scale. Continue reading “IL Pioneer: Max Starkloff”

Becoming an Advocate

Recently I saw a post on Twitter that inspired a little thought.  The person linked to a blog discussing when she switched from being a passive to an active disability rights supporter.  This made me think about my experience, both as a self-advocate and advocating for others.  Continue reading “Becoming an Advocate”