17 Reasons Folks with Hidden Disabilities are Assets in the Workplace

24 May
I am so thrilled to have my own business and all the flexibility that comes from being self-employed. I’ve managed to become an entrepreneur both despite and because of my hidden disabilities, which are: osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease (with a...
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Documinitary: 4-Campus Speaking Tour in New York

12 Apr
I finally made another little movie! This was the first week of February, 2024, when I spoke at Cayuga Community College’s Auburn and Fulton campuses, as well as Onondaga Community College and State University of New York Morrisville. Here you...
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The Dark Side of Adventure

23 Mar
How I Lost My Ability to “Pass” and What Happens When People Make Assumptions Five years ago, when I published my first article on The Mighty (featuring my Splat system for communicating about chronic physical and mental health conditions), a...
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What Grown-Ups Need to Learn from These Ableist Toy Reviews

7 Oct
trigger warning: insensitive statements about people with disabilities You know I love LEGO®, so we don’t expect me to be getting big mad during one of my frequent scrolls on LEGO.com, but it happened. It of course wasn’t anything my...
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10 Tips for Disability-Inclusive Collaboration at Work

10 Aug
While I’m not a human resources professional, and I don’t have extensive management training, I’ve worked a lot of different jobs. I’ve worked with disabilities and worked with people with disabilities, and I was a classroom teacher for several years....
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How I Surmounted the Year of Grief

3 Jun
the author on a rocky trail
Wednesday marked one year since my best friend left. That is, my beloved mutt and companion of nearly 14 years, Amica, died. I still miss her every day. Every once in a while, there are still tears. I think it’ll...
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5 Steps to Start a Workout Routine When You Feel Terrible Most of the Time

12 May
That was fun. Amidst the past year, which began with the death of and grieving for my beloved doggo (that part not at all fun), moved into falling in love with a childhood pal, then the coolest tour so far...
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