It’s always puzzled me, when watching interviews with artists and musicians who’ve made it big in the industry, that almost without fail, the interviewer asks a question along the lines of, “What would you do if you hadn’t pursued music?”
Tag Archives: Blindness
WHY I’M THANKFUL FOR MY DISABILITY
Growing up around the Thanksgiving dinner table, when asked what I was thankful for this year, my disability was never on the list.
GUEST POST — AN OPEN LETTER TO NEW DOG GUIDE USERS
I’m so excited to have my dear friend and fellow disability blogger, Anneliese, once more grace my blog with her wonderful, wordly presence. Anneliese is many things–many wonderful, wonderful things–but today, she brings her experience and wisdom as a two-time guide dog handler to the blog.
DISABILITY IS ABOUT PEOPLE, NOT POLITICS
My high school history teacher said there would come a time that I’d need to understand politics. And although I know bits and pieces of governmental bodies and systems, I can’t participate in dinner table discussions or understand news articles in a way I always hoped to. I want to learn more.
SIX WRITING DREAMS
During one of our weekly phone calls, my dear friend, Anneliese, blindfluencer and blogger from Look On the Dark Side, asked me to write down a list of dreams. As someone who has always classified myself as a big-idea, sky-high dreamer, this caught me off guard; I knew all my dreams… didn’t I?
MY WRITING ESSENTIALS LIST
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar Like taking a bath, brushing our teeth and drinking water, adopting regular habits that promote a healthy lifestyle not only improves our health–physical, mental, emotional and spiritual–but can also help us maximize our productivity.
THE A-E-I-O-U’S OF ACCESSIBILITY — Y IS FOR YES!
It’s here at last, the final instalment in the series, The A-E-I-O-U’s of Accessibility! It’s bittersweet reaching this point, but more than a sadness at seeing this series come to an end, I’m excited to see where we take it going forward in our lives.
A BOY BROKE MY WHITE CANE AND DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE — A MINI MEMOIR
A true story from my middle school days, I’m sharing the following story because I want to raise awareness of a very real issue that many people don’t consider: Never touch a disabled person’s mobility tool.