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    You are stronger than you know

    Picture Description: This is a shout out to anyone who hasn’t felt okay lately, but you still get up every day and refuse to quit. Stay Strong. #DisabilityAdvocacy #Disability #StayStrong

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    Sorry I haven't been posting. "Be proud of how hard you're trying" #DisabilityAdvocacy #positive

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    Disabled Entrepreneur and Charity Petition Link

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    #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityRights #Inclusive

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    Sound off! What else do you want to see come into law? Your voice matters! #DisabilityRights #Disability #DisabilityAdvocacy #MightyTogether

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    What’s been your experience with dining out as a disabled person?

    The unfortunate part about being disabled is that this world wasn’t made for us. It’s not a slight, it’s just a fact. The way we navigate life is naturally different, and accessibility looks drastically distinct for each of us.

    So we’re curious: If you are physically disabled, what have been both your positive and negative experiences with dining out? If you use a wheelchair or mobility aid of some sort, would love to hear your thoughts as it relates to that as well.

    ✏️ P.S. Your response may be used in a Mighty editorial story!

    #CheckInWithMe #Disability #DisabilityAdvocacy #Advocacy #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #CerebralPalsy #ALSLouGehrigsDisease #ParkinsonsDisease #Diabetes #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

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    Just joined

    Hi everyone! I just discovered the social networking side of this site, and am excited to be a part of this! I am on the autism spectrum, have ADHD, and fairly recent vision loss due to retinal detachment in one eye. I'm excited to share and talk with others interested in disability advocacy/self advocacy and coping with decreased vision. #ADHD #ASD #VisionLoss #Anxiety #DisabilityAdvocacy

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    What’s a question you’re sick of being asked about your disability?

    “How do you eat?”
    “What happened to you?”
    “Do you have sex?”
    “Have you tried yoga?”
    “Did you pray about it?”

    If you’re disabled, there’s a pretty good possibility you’ve heard one of the above statements at least once in your life. While we’ve come a decent way as a society, we still have a long way to go in how we view and interact with disabled folks (hint: we’re humans! cool!).

    In honor of Disability Pride Month, share those eye-rolling questions with us below. 👀

    P.S. A gentle reminder for friends without disabilities, a good barometer for if a question is appropriate or not is this: Would you ask the question to someone without a disability? If the question now feels odd, then chances are it’s not appropriate to ask someone who’s disabled either!

    #DisabilityPride #Disability #DisabilityAdvocacy #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #InvisibleIllness #Spoonie #CheckInWithMe

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    Your Suggestions Are Welcome!

    Hello friends,

    My real name is Michael and I live in Cleveland. I've been struggling with treatment-resistant depression and anxiety most of my life. Now I have physical health problems to create a "vicious circle" such as cardiac problems, etc. I've decided, at age 55, that I'd like to get a freelance writing career going to occupy my mind (I'm on Disability and can't stand the purposelessness of my life) and hopefully make some extra dough (I get 900 a month--that's not a living wage!) I was wondering if y'all had any topics you may like to see me focus on in my writing--right now, I'm concentrating on topics such as Disability, the Americans With Disabilities Act, etc., and mental health. Please share here and I'll do my best to incorporate them. Thanks, friends--upward and onward!! #DisabilityAdvocacy

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    Thoughts about my cane and being able to walk with ease again

    I have been relatively able-bodied my entire life, but recently, getting around has been.. unusually hard. I can walk short distances and I can stand on my own, but.. over time everything starts to hurt and get really, really heavy.

    I thought about getting myself a walking cane at the nearest drugstore, but it took a long time for me to even consider- was something like that not made for someone like me, who can still.. sorta walk? But after too many pained incidents, I caved and got one.

    This little thing is a blessing to me. I can actually walk a decent way without fatigue or pain from carrying the weight of my body! I'm so glad I bought one, even if it was nothing fancy.

    Maybe, reader, this is an encouragement to go out and treat yourself to an accommodation you may be withholding because you believe you're "not disabled enough". If it helps you, it helps! I can't recommend being kind to yourself in this way more, whether in mind or body.

    #Cane #DisabilityAdvocacy #DisabilityRights #InvisibleDisability

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    As someone with a disability, It’s easy to dwell on what I can and can’t do. But if I dwell on what I can’t do, I will never accept what I can’’t do. So we should focus on what we can do.
    #DisabilityAdvocacy #Disability

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