Category: People with disabilities

Finding a New Sisterhood

There’s something about connecting with a group of like-minded women that’s good for the soul. Earlier this month, I gave a presentation, “Unwrapping Your Passion,” at the Global Deaf Women retreat in Washington, D.C. This intimate retreat was the first of its kind for me– I had attended many workshops and conferences, but never a... Read more »

The Hot Mommas Project Award

“As we’re getting into the weekend here I want to personally congratulate you on your win,” the letter from Kathy Korman Frey said. A couple of months ago, I submitted a case study at the Hot Mommas Project.  With the deadline near, I didn’t have much time to write, so I just wrote from the... Read more »

It's Not What You Can Hear, It's About Attitude

My friend, Lori Krakora, directed me to an article about Jillian Szenderski, a little girl in Florida with cochlear implants:  Born Deaf, A Pinella’s County Girl Starts School and Hears the School Bell.  The short article celebrates Jillian’s progression of speech and her ability to hear sounds through her cochlear implant. The statement that caught... Read more »

Meeting Chad Hymas

I was doing a search on Twitter for people with disabilities when the name, @chadlhymas came up.  At the age of 27, Chad Hymas’ life took an unexpected path when a bale of hay fell on him and broke his neck.  A year and half later, Chad broke a world record by wheeling from Utah to Las... Read more »