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I’m Not ‘Brave’ for Parenting My Disabled Kids

I’m Not ‘Brave’ for Parenting My Disabled Kids

I parent two disabled kids, and I have been told multiple times I’m “so brave.” (Insert eye roll.) Maybe I should start asking people exactly what they mean by that phrase. I wonder if they realize how problematic and ableist that comment is. Do they think I am...

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Why People With Disabilities Work ‘Menial’ Jobs

Why People With Disabilities Work ‘Menial’ Jobs

In America, our productivity defines our worth. Being less productive at work means costing a company money. It means being viewed as less valuable employees who are more deserving of aforementioned abuse. Disabled employees face daily microaggressions and ableism from all directions – all while simply trying to make a living wage.

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Disability Culture and Identity Part 2

Disability Culture and Identity Part 2

This is part two of an interview Erin and I did with our friend Main. If you have not listened to the first part. You can find the transcript and show notes HERE. Child in blue wheelchair doing interpretive dance. She is folded over, her ponytail and arms hanging...

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Let’s Talk About Disability Culture and Identity

Let’s Talk About Disability Culture and Identity

If you parent kids with disabilities and you are nondisabled, chances are you don't know much about disability culture. Personally, learning about my children's culture has been a journey and a process, something I don't always get right and I am still learning....

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The Problem With ‘Disability Ministry’

The Problem With ‘Disability Ministry’

I’m a member of one of the largest online communities for disability ministry leaders. This group can be a great place for sharing resources. From intake forms, to sensory rooms, to sharing information about trainings and conferences. You are looking for a Bible study...

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