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?
Promotional poster So I just recently watched Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netflix. I know, I know, I'm late to the party. Better late than never, right? I hope? The documentary begins by introducing Camp Jened, a New York based camp for disabled teens that operated back in the 1970s and 1980s. I'll openly… Continue reading Go Watch Crip Camp
I've just returned from vacation somewhere sunny with my boyfriend; my love. We spent lots of time by the beach and pool. It was plenty relaxing, which is exactly what we wanted this time around. I personally prefer the beach over the pool, but if I decide to actually go in the water, I opt… Continue reading My Personal Lifeguard, My Fish in the Sea
Today I feel compelled to talk about love and being in love. We can all agree that being in love can be a beautiful, profound feeling. I can say with certainty that love in the conjunction with my disability is still a wonderful experience. What I want to say is really important: I don't think… Continue reading About Love
Source: Pinterest Let me start by saying that my type of cerebral palsy is called spastic diplegia. The spastic part refers to spasticity, which is a reflex resistance to passive movement of the limbs and is noted by difficulty in initiating or controlling muscular movement. The di- in diplegia denotes two, in this case two… Continue reading Kiss Me, I’m Spastic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKSx9mRPa_8 Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) was one of those films that shaped my childhood. Because of certain themes, I consider Hunchback to be one of the darker Disney films of its era. While it is true that one could approach this film from many angles, ranging from its portrayals of good versus… Continue reading The Love We Have to Give