I have never been, and never will be, a party girl. In high school and college, while tolerating the celebrations echoing across the city, I sat outside on the porch swing, basking in the cool, fresh breeze of the new year and the glimpses of silence caught between fire crackers.
Tag Archives: Independence
LET OUR YES BE YES, AND OUR NO BE NO
I was asked to give a speech to a friend’s Rotary club on accessibility this week. Having been given free reign within that wide-as-the-world topic, I decided to speak about something that is near and dear to my heart as a disabled woman.
ON ACCESSIBILITY — IT’S JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO
Accessibility is near and dear to the hearts of many a person with a disability. Why? Because for me, it’s how the world tells me, “Hey Rhianna, we value you. You are important. We value your contributions to society as a person, and we want you to know that you matter.”
WHY I WAS AFRAID TO WRITE BLIND CHARACTERS AND WHY I’M NOT AFRAID ANYMORE
On April 6, 2020, beloved Canadian children’s author, Jean Little, passed away at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy of love and best sellers.
MY BLIND GIRL ESSENTIALS LIST
If writing is like my Daddy’s homemade pancakes for Sunday dinner, making lists are the maple syrup I drown them in. I make lists for everything–to-do lists, grocery lists, clothing inventory lists, even lists to organize my lists. Yes, I am that person. My brain thrives on it to keep me organized, and… it’s fun!