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For the Disabled People Struggling to be Inclusive of the Abled people in Your Life: You’re Not Alone

For the Disabled People Struggling to be Inclusive of the Abled people in Your Life: You’re Not Alone

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Well, that is how every “disability diversity” workshop for the ‘abled’ sounds to me. Really, just treat us how you’d treat your able-bodied peers…with a few tweaks. Thanks Imani!

Crutches & Spice

No one plans for this to befall their friends or family, but now that ableds are in your life, you suddenly become aware that they are, in fact, actual people. So what do you do now? This has thrown off all of your plans! For your life, for theirs—what is to become of your relationship? Well first, know that you are not alone. Other people, like me, have gone through it before you and are oh-so-caring enough to take you through this. Here are some of the tips to get you through the rough days.

  1. You are not alone.

Again, you aren’t the only person going through this. There are scores of only mildly patronizing allies who will “All Lives Matter” you and your loved ones into a cuddled-by-puppies bliss. It doesn’t even matter if your income, race, gender, sexual orientation affects your ability to acquire institutional support for this…

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Screenshot-2017-10-5 Cosponsors - H R 620 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

The FIVE newest #Abelist Representatives willing to rollback the ADA.  For a full list, read my letter to my representative


They say if you have a platform, use it.  Fourwheelworkout is my platform.  I use it as a personal blog but, my personal life and my life as an advocate-activist often overlap.  I had the pleasure of meeting another advocate-activist using his platform to interview and highlight not just actors and actresses, but also people with disabilities who are speaking out and speaking loud.

This weekend I had the privilege of being a guest on the Keith Andrews Network, a podcast that was developed to show the world that Keith is more than the label society gives him.  Keith asked me to appear on his podcast and share more about my story.  So, that’s what I did.

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