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What Breaking My Neck Taught Me About White Privilege

America’s political disparity seems to be at an all time high right now. I’d say this happens after every four-year election cycle, except this time it feels different. People have been spiteful and unkind to each other, more than ever before.

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The New FLOTUS Dance

Oh how I wish there was a wrist watch that featured this GIF, with the tunes of Robin Thicke and Pharrell William’s “Blurred Lines,” only to be interrupted by Mrs. Obama shouting the time when asked, like this: “What time is it Big O?” “It’s 1:20 guuurrrrll.” A girl came dream can’t she.

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Wheelchair People Are Scary

Wheelchair people can be scary. I know this because I am one. I’ve experienced the leers, the double-takes, the awkward hesitation from others of whether or not to help—it’s a daily occurrence. And I am no exception to the rule.

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Falling Happens [Part 2]

Falling In Parking Lots– One of my worst falls came when I was trying to help a dear friend named Cathy. She had been dating this guy that we secretly dubbed Dirty D, solely based on the large amount of urinary tract infections he had caused her.

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Falling Happens [Part 1]

No matter who encourages me—a therapist, my wheelchair dealer, loved ones—I refuse to buckle up and wear a seat belt even though it’s recommended. Let me be clear, I’m not referring to the kind of seat belt one wears while driving or riding in a vehicle.

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The Etiquette of Using Wheelchair Bathrooms

It’s the question that every American faces when entering a public bathroom. To use the handicapped stall or to not?

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Not Everything Stays In Vegas

I’ve always thought the term Bachelorette Party comes with too many expectations and too many accessories. The blingin’ tiaras, the god-awful wigs, the feather boas, the flashing buttons, the penis paraphernalia–it’s just too much.

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Finding A Wedding Photographer

It seemed like the more we hammed it up in real life, the better the photos turned out in print. Still, it felt very AWKWARD. With practice it became easier. And by the wedding day we could cheese it up without direction, which was laughable.

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11 Things I Loved About My Wedding

“Your wedding day will be the best day of your life,” someone told me in the midst of planning my wedding. I cringed at the thought. That’s a lot of pressure to put on one day. Not to mention the most expensive day of my life, which was paid for by just the two of us–Cory and I.

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The Not-So Itsy Bitsy Spider Bite

One week ago I woke up to what appeared to be a bug bite on the back of my right rib cage, just out of my line of vision. In Florida bug bites are a common occurrence, and so I assumed the same thing happened in California. I made note of the bite, took a picture, and then chalked it up to being no big deal. The very next morning…

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