Before Eddie Redmayne played Stephen Hawking, there was only one film portraying disability that garnered my utmost respect.
I had several topics in mind for this blog. When I couldn’t decide, I shared my list with a friend and asked him to pick one. Instantly he said “Inspiration porn.”
When Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, I cheered out loud. His acceptance speech brought tears to my eyes.
Honestly, I've never actually thought about a list of things I would specifically do if I wasn't in a wheelchair. Having a disability is the only reality I have ever known, and I am fortunate to have grown up surrounded by family and friends who've encouraged and allowed me the opportunity to experience great adventures. The wheelchair thing doesn't get in my way much.
Before I even start, I want to say “don’t get me wrong.” I really do think Aimee Mullins is fantastic. You know her... double- leg amputee track athlete, awesome public speaker, beautiful make-up model... great advocate for disability community. She’s carved out an amazing career for herself.
Dating sites aren’t always that easiest to navigate, especially if you haven’t used one before. So, If you are currently using an online dating service, or planning to in the future, here are some great tips that will help you be successful at finding someone.
“The more things change, the more they are the same,” a well-worn axiom, which depending on your attitude, speaks the truth or not.
While I've always said that if I can touch one person's life with my story of triumph through tragedy, then all of the bad that came along with my disability was worth it.
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