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A Word & A Prayer to Fill 2017

A Word & A Prayer to Fill 2017

I started choosing one word for the year back in 2014. It's not really to define what I do in the year to come or what goals I set. But the word is something I dwell on. I can look back and see how God has placed each word on my heart. Every year, the word I choose...

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A Story of Snow Days and Contentment with Limits

A Story of Snow Days and Contentment with Limits

"Come home tomorrow! We're going to get 6-9 inches and we can play in the snow. I need a snow buddy. It will be fun!" My mom was on the phone with one of my brothers. She relayed my message to him. As I spoke the spontaneous idea out loud, I felt my own excitement for...

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Celebrating Community During the Christmas Season

Celebrating Community During the Christmas Season

There is JOY in being connected to family and friends during the Christmas season. There is PEACE in the presence of people who consistently show up in your life. I started December with a goal in mind -- BE with family and friends. Enjoy those who are an active part...

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Who determines a life not worth living?

Who determines a life not worth living?

The misconceptions blog series continues with another guest writer. I'm excited to have Peg Chaidez with us. She also offers a perspective as a parent. Her son was born with Arthrogryposis. This story is powerful, beautiful, and an important part of the dialogue. Who...

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Short Doesn’t Mean Incapable

Short Doesn’t Mean Incapable

Today Becky Curran joins our ongoing look into disability misconceptions. She works to fight for inclusion and erase the way culture assumes things about little people. This is her story. ******* As a little person professional, I work in the diversity realm and...

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A Parent’s Perspective: Why My Son Doesn’t Need Fixing

A Parent’s Perspective: Why My Son Doesn’t Need Fixing

More than a year ago I "met" today's guest writer -- Jennifer Fecowycz. She emailed me after finding my blog and shared her connection to Arthrogryposis . Read on for more of her story. This is still part of the dialogue on disabilities and cultural assumptions....

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Why Avoiding Questions Adds to the Disability Misconceptions

Why Avoiding Questions Adds to the Disability Misconceptions

Today we carry on the series about disability misconceptions. This topic is so important. Talking in depth leads to a better understanding of what culture says and how we can grow as a whole. Welcome to the conversation, Brandon! ******* A couple of years ago, I was...

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5 Questions with Hidden Disability Misconceptions

5 Questions with Hidden Disability Misconceptions

Last week I shared the top 10 misconceptions about the physically disabled. Before I wrote that post, I reached out to people online who also have various kinds of disabilities. I soon realized -- we are all clashing with culture in similar ways. We face the same...

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The Top 10 Misconceptions About the Physically Disabled

The Top 10 Misconceptions About the Physically Disabled

We're going to talk about misconceptions. Things assumed by culture as a whole. These ideas about the physically disabled are often false: A physical disability automatically means a mental disability as well. Wheelchair users are confined to their chairs. Therefore,...

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When I Felt Different, part six

When I Felt Different, part six

The past few weeks we have been examining the moments I felt different. Something happened in those stories that made me aware of my physical limitations. If you missed any of the posts: Part One We began the discussion with why I don't see disability and what I know...

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