Coming to Terms with the Perception That I Am Different

Many people, myself included, struggle with the word normal. Not just with what it means, but how it factors into their lives. dictionary.com defines the word normal as: “conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; … Continue reading

What I Learned Growing Up In Canadian Winters

Canadian winters means: snow, cold temperatures, and for me an internal coldness for me. The thing that goes hand-in-hand with that is tight muscles. This realization means that I learned my personal limits and to listen to my body. … Continue reading

an event for you all to consider

For those of you who have been following my blog for sometime will know that the first Tuesday of September from now on has been named world Cerebral Palsy day.Tomorrow just happens to be that day so if you all … Continue reading

Looking at social stigma and cerebral palsy

cerebral palsy bring with it in it’s very nature social stigmas. Be it something that causes social isolation because one’s communication or mobility is comprised or access to accessible resources poses a problem.

would you like a better understanding of how cerebral palsy can limit you

It occurred to me growing up as one of few physical disabilities in the mainstream school that few get what that like – to have a visible physical disability. But, then again I don’t know what it’s like to have … Continue reading

A Recipe for Social Inclusion

Being a teenage girl with cerebral palsy made life interesting. Most teenage girls live life out working or partying depending on personality. Life with spastic quadriplegia: the type of cerebral palsy that I have, made my social life different from … Continue reading

Lets create social inclusion and remove social isolation

You can’t teach children social inclusion. I believe that the opposite of social inclusion is social isolation and I feel like that the sad reality with a disability is that more often then not they know the social stigmas of … Continue reading

appropriate education will remove the labels

I grew up with a label on my back, the label of being a person with a physical disability.  There was no hiding the fact that I used wheels instead of feet to get around.  Because of this, I was … Continue reading

Why Everyone Should Have A Blog?

Because of your disability have you ever felt limited or just downright left out?  I have found that there is not much in life that doesn’t require some means of adaption on my part, purely because the world was not … Continue reading