Imagine for a moment that you're an adventurous climber. You're a climber and it's just you, some ropes, a mountain. That's it. You're solo. How do you push yourself to get to the top? What gets you there? What motivates you? Let's chat about motivation, shall we? What it means, how to get it, how… Continue reading Let’s Say You Wanna Climb A Mountain
There's honestly so much to say about relationships specifically within the context of disability. Right now I'd like to focus in on the term "interabled." Yes, that's actually a term people use. I've come across it many times on social media, particularly both Twitter and Instagram. What does it mean? Well, interabled is used to… Continue reading What Did You Call It?
I'd like to attempt to talk about something that's been kind of hard for me to articulate and discuss. There's no way to go around it other than by being as honest as possible, so here goes. In the past, I've admitted if there were some cosmic loophole or possibility to not have CP, even… Continue reading Letting Go of CP For Just One Day
I've been told numerous times that I'm an inspiration or am inspirational. Most of the time I take it as a compliment, say thank you, and move on...but now I really can't deny the larger implications of using those phrases. It could possibly depend on the context in which it's said. If someone tells me… Continue reading Do I Exist to Inspire You?
I briefly mentioned in my last post that it wasn't on me to educate others or explain to them anything related to living and dealing with my disability. That act of explaining or educating someone who doesn't really know what it's like to live while disabled can frankly be a burden. It's not on me… Continue reading The Burden of Explanation
Sometimes I struggle with the distinction between empathy and sympathy. I suppose one way of looking at it would be that empathy is when you feel what another person is feeling, whereas sympathy is more like you care about what another person is feeling, but you can't experience it yourself because you don't know what… Continue reading On Empathy
GREY'S ANATOMY "Six Days" Season 3 Episode 11-12 JANUARY 11 & 18 2007 JUDITH HOAG, MAE WHITMAN, CHANDRA WILSONSource: Entertainment Weekly I mentioned in my last post that I've dealt with my disability "with a great amount of positivity." I began to wonder if there was a reason why. Could it be because of how… Continue reading On Positivity