Push Girls Episode 1 Review: Everyone Stares

Oooh baby. I woke up this morning thinking I had nothing to look forward to except an ultrasound and a day of writing ahead of me, but then I saw the first episode of Push Girls dropped a week early. Post-Memorial Day weekend blues cured.


The first episode is titled “Everyone Stares,” which couldn’t be a better name for the first episode (that’s one of the first things you’ll notice when you use a wheelchair – everybody stares).

And as the 12 minute preview (released last month) of the series gave me hope for, the first episode hit every note – the reality of dating in a wheelchair, health issues (that can come up at the worst times), and grief…dealing with the loss of mobility, which even the bling and fancy cars can’t fix.

I think one of the things a lot of people with disabilities were worried about when they first heard about the show was that it wouldn’t portray the reality of life in a wheelchair; that the girls might too pretty, too rich, that they had above average support from family and friends (or all of the above), and so they were not going to support it; but from what I saw in episode one however was a very accurate portrayal. Their lives are not rainbows and sunshine bubbles. 

Cheap hair accessories from Forever 21

While shopping for hair accessories for my little nieces the other day, I was directed to Forever 21 by an employee at the Baby Gap (“Leave and go down to Forever 21 instead!”), to their current selection of amazingly cute barrettes (several have silk flowers glued to them, which was what I was looking for).

While it was really odd to be given this advice in such a manner, I was seriously grateful for the tip. Not only did I score four barrettes all at $1.50/piece, I was able to find myself a few goodies as well.  My best find of the day – this black and white polka dot stretchy headband (with bow), also only $1.50. Cute, right?

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