Yes, you read that right. There are things I like about having a disability. Too many times people only focus on the negatives about having a disability, whether it’s the person with the disability or the rest of society. Sometimes people say they feel bad for me (or they give me that look) or they […]
I want to address an issue that’s been going on with one of my favourite YouTube channels, Special Books by Special Kids (more commonly known as SBSK). SBSK is a channel that interviews kids and adults from across the world living with all different kinds of disabilities, mental illnesses and other health issues. I highly […]
Have you ever heard of someone say that they’ve run out of spoons or that they don’t have enough?
A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to get together with a bunch of burlesque dancers in Toronto and create a very sexy, sensual music video to Demi Lovato’s “Body Say.”
Originally posted on empoweringwomennow.com So, a bit about me, my name is Jessica and I am 22 years old. I recently graduated with honors in journalism from my local college.
A video came out a year ago, of special education teacher, Chris Ulmer, complimenting each of his students at the beginning of class. It went viral. In the video, he writes:
As many of you know, I struggle with anxiety. On top of that I have a physical disability; I can’t walk or speak 100% clearly. I’m an independent person and I go out alone a lot, mostly to the mall, as well as doctor/counselling appointments and such.
High school was hard for me. I was misunderstood a lot. I was misunderstood by teachers, educational assistants, friends, crushes. I didn’t even understand myself most of the time.
For the past couple years, it’s been a struggle finding clubs and other adult nightlife places that are wheelchair accessible. There are literally only two places near me, other than basic shopping malls and restaurants, where I can enjoy a night out; the casino and a dance club which is 20 minutes away from where I […]