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It was a crisp, chilly autumn afternoon in Logan, Utah. I was wheeling myself (I’m an ambulatory wheelchair user) to my doctorate-level Social Psychology class (as an undergraduate, by the way. #humblebrag 😉), rocking out to an odd yet entertaining mixture of Linkin Park and Disney songs through my earbuds. “Hakuna matata! What a wonderful phrase! Hakuna matata! Ain’t no passing” —- [click to continue...]

Honoring Women with Disabilities During Women’s History Month Janet LaBreck is a pinnacle of change for people with disabilities. Having served as the first African American Commissioner for both the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) as well as the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, she has extensive knowledge of the political sphere. LaBreck overcame significant odds [click to continue...]

Honoring Women with Disabilities During Women’s History Month Lori Golden is committed to advancing opportunities for people with all abilities in the workplace, from serving on several nonprofit boards and working as a strategy leader for the accounting consultant firm Ernst & Young (EY). Self-Advocate with Non-Visible Disabilities on Disclosing at Work Golden is a [click to continue...]

Selma Blair is an American actress who is best known for Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, the Hellboy series and the show “Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane.” She also has an active life in fashion. Blair has worked with fashion icons such as Chanel, GAP, designers Marc Jacobs & Christian Siriano, and magazines such as Vanity [click to continue...]

Honoring Women with Disabilities During Women’s History Month Maya Angelou was an award-winning author, poet, civil rights activist, college professor and screen writer. Most recognized for her literary works, Angelou was and remains among the most influential woman of her time. After passing away in 2014, Angelou still is widely remembered and honored for her [click to continue...]

For some people, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the one you love. For others, the day is a commercial holiday that either causes financial pressure or feelings of loneliness. For me, it’s the anniversary of my first sexual assault. Since the #MeToo movement came to light in 2017, the world has learned how [click to continue...]

Honoring Women with Disabilities During Women’s History Month Actress and producer Salma Hayek Jiménez has embraced her disability – dyslexia – from a very young age. Born in Mexico, Hayek was sent to a Catholic boarding school in New Orleans at the age of 12 where she was quickly expelled for setting all of the [click to continue...]

Honoring Women with Disabilities During Women’s History Month People with disabilities can thank Lois Curtis for paving the way for them to live in the community while receiving the services they need. In what many called “the most important decision for people with disabilities in history,” the Olmstead Decision justified the right for people with [click to continue...]

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