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Tips on Digital Dating with a Disability

Tips on Digital Dating with a Disability

These last few years, I have spent a significant amount of time in the digital dating space. I did my fair share of swiping, flirting, going on dates and conducting an informal environmental scan of the modern dating scene as a woman in a wheelchair. Prior to this...
Why we need to stop saying “Special Needs”

Why we need to stop saying “Special Needs”

The term “Special Needs” is one of those cringe-worthy, euphemistic, ways to speak about people with disabilities. For years I couldn’t put my finger on what it is about this phrase that bothers me so much…but this PSA for World Down Syndrome Day perfectly...
When Advertising Gets Disability Right

When Advertising Gets Disability Right

Almost always people with disabilities are poorly represented in media. Disability is used as a trope, or an appeal to emotion, resulting in ableist perspectives that reinforce tired stereotypes. But sometimes marketing folks get it right, and its like a breath of...