jDate gave me the opportunity to show who i am

All success stories on JDate are special. Mine, although a little different, has the same happy ending. It is truly amazing how things work out, and that meeting someone online can lead to “happily ever after.”

I met Kim on January 4, 2012, and we are getting married on July 6, 2014! We couldn’t be happier!

As someone living with cerebral palsy, I must walk with a cane for balance and strength – dating was never easy. Meeting someone the old fashioned way was not working. On first impression, people could not see past the canes and the disability. JDate gave me the opportunity to show people who I am, before seeing my disability. It took me a long time to be comfortable enough to tell my potential dates about my disability.

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ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

ILiveWithADisability.com is proud and excited to announce that we will be partnering for the second consecutive year with ReelAbilities.

ILiveWithADisability.com is proud and excited to announce that we will be partnering for the second consecutive year with ReelAbilities.

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.

Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. ILiveWithADisability.com will be featuring films that will be shown at ReelAbilities on their blog showcasing and inviting discussion for each specific film. We are inspired that ReelAbilities has grown into a national program – now in 13 cities around the United States.

For the first time, this year, immediately following the New York festival. ReelAbilities is launching the first annual ReelAbilities: NJ Disabilities Film Festival (March 13-17).”ReelAbilites and ILiveWithADisability.com both have similar goals and missions to help and motivate people living with disabilities and their loved ones to feel “Beautiful, not Broken.”

Learn more at http://www.reelabilities.org/

Creatively Keeping Busy

Now that I have settled into my new home and new relationship, I’m ready to get back on the horse of real life. Well, whatever the words “real life” mean, anyway. I am thrilled with my willingness to change and try new things and get back to the things that bring joy to my life. Continue reading “Creatively Keeping Busy”

What Do You See?

Hearing aids behind the ears while wearing a ball cap
& sunglasses on top, Long black trench coat with a bright
red scarf & black leather gloves –

Excuse me? I am right here – say hello – don’t worry I won’t bite you…

A metal chair with big wheels and bright shiny metal,
How does this person get in and out of the wheelchair?
Continue reading “What Do You See?”

WSIM: What Suffered Inside Me

“WSIM: What Suffered Inside Me” is a short drama about a character named Simon that sees himself as an incomplete stick figure with crossed lines (horizontal and vertical) on his face. He visualizes simple figures with only horizontal lines on their faces as unable to see his inner self. Continue reading “WSIM: What Suffered Inside Me”