The Best Way to Help a Person in a Wheelchair

Question from anonymous: I have a lot of respect for your strength, but I know it’s not easy. I hate to see a person struggle. What’s the best way I can help a friend in a wheelchair? My Two Cents: First off, it’s cool that you didn’t let the wheelchair scare you away. Some feel…

Why is it offensive to ask the reason a person uses a wheelchair?

Here’s the first Q&A for IANMC’s AMA (whew…that’s a mouthful): Question from Nicki on Facebook: I have dealt with some level of disability since 12…and asked A LOT…why the crutches, why the cane, why the wheelchair, what happened, etc. and never have I been offended. Why is that offensive? My Two Cents: Nicki, thanks for…

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What happened to you?

Over the past two weeks, I have been asked about my injury in four offensive ways: 1. What’s wrong with your legs? 2. Why are you in that chair? 3. Are you wheelchair bound? 4. What happened to you? I choose my words very carefully when answering these questions because my answer truly differs. TK…

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Kids, I Spy a Person with a Disability

Have you ever played Hide-and-Go-Seek with a person that uses a wheelchair? It’s doable, but man, my options are limited. I stick out like a woman with a Jherri curl that ran out of activator. There’s no hiding my disability, but there are many peeps that hide their’s in plain sight. During one of Gen’s…