I recently read an article titled "Airporky: Lazy passengers are FAKING disability to get a wheelchair at airports and speed through security queues" written by Carolyn McGuire published in The Sun, a UK magazine. This article makes reference to individuals using wheelchairs at airlines in order to skip the long boarding process and other inconveniences… Continue reading Stop The Stigma: People with Invisible Illnesses Are NOT Fakers
Month: October 2017
10 Tips for Applying for and Obtaining Social Security Disability
Having trouble navigating the Social Security Disability application process? You’re not alone. Here are some tips I found helpful on my journey.
The Time Someone Commented on My Wheelchair and I Wasn’t Offended
Sometimes people find it difficult to interact with people using wheelchairs. There are things you just shouldn’t say to someone using assistive devices. Unfortunately, many people do not understand this.
Why People Become Outraged when Media Misrepresents their Illness
Recently I have read multiple stories on personal blog posts and The Mighty about people being offended by television or movie misrepresentation of their illnesses. Why do people become so angry about such things? Personally, I don’t get upset when television sitcoms make fun of or misrepresent an illness such as when ABC’s “American Housewife”… Continue reading Why People Become Outraged when Media Misrepresents their Illness
My Experience With Accessibility at The Indiana Medical History Museum
I was invited by a friend recently to an event called Frankenfest held by Indiana Humanities at the Indiana Medical History Museum located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I contacted the organizer of the event to determine if it was accessible, and I was told that the museum itself does not have accessible access to the second… Continue reading My Experience With Accessibility at The Indiana Medical History Museum