Monday, June 14, 2021

Tag: social media

Dear Everybody, it’s time to address disability stigma in the media

More inclusive, realistic media landscape needed, writes Tai Young Growing up with a disability was never an issue for me. In fact, I grew up just like any other kid I knew. I was born with...

Interabled Couples Criticize Dr. Phil for Saying You Can Be a Lover or Caregiver,...

Interabled couples are sharing their love on social media following a “Dr. Phil” episode that aired on Tuesday in which Dr. Phil claimed that an able-bodied woman dating a disabled man “can be his lover or...

Dance group of women in wheelchairs inspires young girls with disabilities

You've heard of the Rockettes, but have you heard of the Rollettes – a dance troupe of women in wheelchairs? The Los Angeles-based group was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be...

Paralyzed Vermont woman receives hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to decorate hospital room

https://youtu.be/26KwZ-Ly_0g COLCHESTER, Vt. — There's a patient wing at Fanny Allen in Colchester that's filled with a whole lot of love. "I've gotten cards from all over the place (like) New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, California, Washington...

Wheelchair no barrier for rescue worker

'There are no words to describe the things I've seen,' says photographer Being confined to a wheelchair Being a wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury didn’t stop one determined Michoacán man from contributing to...

InfiniteInclusion Flashmob by Infinite Flow – A Wheelchair Dance Company

https://youtu.be/qOo4sxTQu3A Infinite Flow, a nonprofit and America's first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company, performed a massive flash mob at 4:30pm on Sunday November 13, 2016 at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Approximately 100 dancers of all...

Roll Revolution

Roll Revolution is a hub for resources, tips and tricks to thriving and connecting after a SCI. Roll Revolution will serve as a hub for resources and education on how to thrive and connect after...

A shattering crash, an online chronicle, and an unexpected twist

In the age of social media, patients who test experimental treatments wield surprising clout. The tweets and the selfies, the uploaded video clips, felt like a natural way for Jesi Stracham to record her halting progress as she fought to recover from a motorcycle accident that had left her paralyzed from the chest down. She had no idea, as she tapped away at her iPhone from her hospital bed, what her bubbly posts would unleash.