We talk a lot about adapted sports here at SPINALpedia. The Paralympians, the brand new, and everyone’s favorite – extreme athletes.
But today we’re talking about a few lesser known adapted sports. Sports you never considered before, but have their own leagues and everything, proving they’re just as popular, just not as widely known. Read this entry
A wild child in her teens – now a zen TV star, Tiphany Adams is a drop-dead gorgeous paraplegic who’s been aiming to change the world since being injured in a car accident at the age of 17.
She wants to change the way the way the world looks at people with disabilities and she wants to use media to make that happen. Read this entry
Check out my new monthly column for Push Living!
I’ll be profiling some of my top ‘Wheely Favorite Things’ each month – items, media, products and services for wc-users.
And here’s my first installment! #1 – The Wheel Comfort cushioney footrest (for going barefoot), #2 – ‘Manufactured 1987’ awesome high-fashion blog from a NYC woman w/ CP and #3 – The Sessions w/ Helen Hunt (a movie about a sex worker for disabled people). Read my other picks here
About six months ago, Dana Brown Ritter, the voice behind the disability relationship blog LoveLikeTheLife.com, guest posted on our site. She’s married to Michael Ritter, a C5-6 quad, and her blog highlights their relationship while she works as a television producer and journalist.
The guest post (“We Are”) she shared with us was one of the most popular posts from her site (read it here) – a beautiful poem dedicated to the wives of quadriplegics, and now she’s turned it into an ebook. Read this entry
Long before Christopher Reeve became injured, Joni Eareckson Tada was the well-known quadriplegic everyone knew about (especially in the Christian world). Injured in 1967 in a diving accident at the age of 17, Joni (the last of four girls, they wanted a boy so she was named after her Dad) well, let’s just say she’s has managed to like a remarkable life.
From starring in a movie about her life, serving under two US presidents on the Disability Advisory Commitee (GW Bush and Obama), to founding the Joni & Friends International Network (they do so much good), read my post on this very awesome lady on another site I blog for (SPINALpedia; a disability video archive). Read this entry
I’m a 20 year old guy with Friedrich’s Ataxia, a very rare genetic disorder, similar to Muscular Dystrophy. I’ve been in a wheelchair since age 14, and have never dated. Not that I haven’t tried.
I’ve asked girls out and have tried loads of dating sites, but with no luck. Girls I ask out say no, and girls on dating sites rarely respond. Friends (who do happen to be girls, but aren’t my “girlfriends”) have said I’m handsome, so I don’t think I’m rejected because I’m ugly.
I’ve felt depressed at times, because I’m never able to attract the right type of girl. Any advice?
She’s the one and only woman with a spinal cord injury to pose in Playboy (the June 1987 issue to be exact), and yes, it desperately needs to be repeated.
See what Ellen Stohl is up to these days, including working as a professor at Cal State Northridge. Read this entry