There were no books for an African American girl in a wheelchair, so I wrote one

When I went looking for a bedtime book that I felt my child could relate to, I came up short. Actually, I came up empty. I searched local independent bookstores, well-known chain bookstores like Barnes & Noble, and even online looking for a book that had an African American girl in a wheelchair on the cover, and quickly discovered there was nothing. It simply did not exist.

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands…

How to stay positive through a scary diagnosis

It's so easy to slip into a cycle of hating your body when it's not working properly. It's easy to feel bitter, alone, resentful and just all-around negative and depressed when your body is unhealthy in ways beyond your control, and all of those feelings are completely valid. I've chosen to stay positive and live my life in spite of my diseases, which is totally more easily said than done. Here's how I do it…

How to have great sex as a disabled person

When I became physically disabled due to a rare, incurable bone disease, I found that my favorite, go-to sex position was no longer achievable. Having a physical disability made a lot of things about sex awkward or uncomfortable…

So, how does a disabled person take charge of their sexuality and enjoy themselves? What are some ways that disabled people can physically be comfortable during sex? I have some helpful tips!

Is there yoga for people who can't do yoga?

On my rheumatologist's recommendation, I don't do yoga, because if I stretch too far I'll damage my joints. However, I would really like to find something else that combines meditativeness with motion. Is there a "yoga for people who can't do yoga"?

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"Speechless" is a show about someone with a disability… and it's not completely fucking that up!

As a mom of a child with Down syndrome, I'm always looking for something new and good that relates to our family on TV. As a deaf mom who has long been a disability rights activist, I've found that to be pretty damn hard to find.

"Speechless" is a new TV show that seems to fit the bill. It's amazing to see the first TV show in which the central character has a disability, and all of the story lines flow around him!