“Seeing This Accessible Protest Brings Tears To My Eyes”

                                         Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   June 7, 2020 _____________________________________________________________________ I have been talking a lot to my fellow MS’rs about a real dilemma: We are completely supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement and would like to […]

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Zooming Together

Note: This article originally appeared in   the MS Connection Blog  https://www.msconnection.org/Blog on May 8, 2020. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ This is boring! Humans were not meant to stay inside all day, every day. But the current pandemic has driven us to this universal isolation, and we are feeling its consequences. It can be much worse for those of […]

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“A Hopeful, Joyous Documentary With An Activist Spirit” (Marshall Shaffer)

Depressed, stuck at home and looking for some inspiration? You can’t do better than “Crip Camp,” a documentary that is currently streaming on Netflix. Produced by Barrack and Michelle Obama, the movie traces the development of “Camp Jened,” a summer camp created for disabled teens in the late 60’s in upstate New York. It is […]

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Communicating “Normally” with People who have Disabilities

The following New York Times article gives many common-sense ideas about interacting with people who have disabilities. In reading it, I realized that very little is new. It just reminds us of the value of treating EVERYONE with dignity and respect. ____________________________________________________________________________________ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/opinion/disabled-human-rights.html

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Welcome to the Real World, “Wheelchair Barbie” and Friends!

  https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/12/us/barbie-doll-disabilities-trnd/index.html Okay, I’ll admit it – on some level I wanted to look like Barbie. Even though I intellectually knew that she wasn’t real and didn’t resemble any person I knew, that skinny piece of painted plastic still had the power to make me feel woefully inferior, if I let it. There was something […]

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