Pete Buttigieg Issue

Pete Buttigieg Issue

Uncovering My Invisible Self: SPD and Other Neurodivergences

“She’s always covering her little ears around loud sounds.” “It’s just a baby crying. You seem rude plugging your ears. It can’t help it.” “Are you three years old? Uncover your ears, and maybe you’ll actually like the music.” “You’re so picky with your food that it’s embarrassing.” “I said to try it, not ... Read more

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bernstein

Fighting for Injustice and Greater Opportunities Promises made, promises kept sounds like a campaign slogan. For Justice Richard Bernstein, the first blind justice elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, this is his life’s mission. The promise? If Justice Bernstein made it through law school and passed the bar, he would dedicate his professional life ... Read more

Disability Satire — Mode of Transport, the Squeaky Wheel by Steven Verdile

The Squeaky Wheel slams on the brakes when it comes to “inspiration porn.” The website is disability turned upside down and sideways to give readers a dose of laughter mixed with reality. Oof! It’s satire (not the economy), stupid! Not to be missed are dramatic articles like “Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 32, Buys ... Read more

Long Haul Paul — British Columbia 15,000 Miles for MS in 3 weeks

Last month, I was invited by Yamaha to attend the Touratech Rally in Plain Washington. Touratech is a company that makes and sells accessories for the on road/off road Adventure style of motorcycle. The rally was a great place to meet up with and increase supporters of my million mile journey for MS. It ... Read more

Pete Buttigieg — Building a Better & More Accessible America

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is addressing both the climate crisis and need for accessible transportation, both of which disproportionately effect people with disabilities. DOT is creating avenues for cleaner and more accessible transportation through legislative funding and providing grants for improvements and grants to fund innovative technologies. With 32 years since the ... Read more

From Exclusion to Inclusion: My Chevening Journey with Cerebral Palsy

Part I Chevening and University ApplicationsJenny, Chinese Chevening Scholar 2022-2023, MSc Language and Intercultural Communication, University of Edinburgh Excluded from school, but never from learningI would like to begin my Chevening story by revisiting a wintery night in 1992, just a few days after my 8th birthday. It was a small living/double-bed room with ... Read more

Nicole Kohr — Storytelling and Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Nicole Kohr emanates positive energy, and speaks so eloquently even while casually chatting. Nicole had a myriad of symptoms since birth, but wasn’t diagnosed with cystic fibrosis until the age of 5. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. With years of no proper medication and ... Read more

The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

“There is no diversity, equity & inclusion without disability” a phrase now illuminated across multiple city billboards. ABILITY Magazine’s George Kaplan sits down with the masterminds behind the bright and bold ad campaign and co-founders of the Inevitable Foundation, Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska. During their conversation, they discuss why the Inevitable Foundation specifically ... Read more

ASL Interpreter Joins Ashley Fiolek’s MX School in Helena, Montana

It’s been a crazy busy summer! I have already done two MX schools and I will soon be doing a 3 day ladies ride camp at Cycle Ranch in Texas. My most recent school was at Last Chance Raceway in Helena, Montana I had about 13 riders it was a lot of fun. My ... Read more

Cherylee Houston — Writers and Performers with Disabilities & EDS

Cherylee Houston is a British actress known for her roles as Izzy Armstrong in BBC’s Coronation Street and as Maz, a character in Houston’s BBC Radio 4 comedy series Tinsel Girl. Both characters show the power of authentically cast disabled in the entertainment industry and bring awareness to their audiences, especially young actors with ... Read more

Gabby Giffords — Won’t Back Down

Gabby Giffords, once a rising star in the U.S. House of Representatives, is the subject of a recently released documentary on her life and recovery from a gunshot wound to the head she sustained from the 2011 assassination attempt during an outdoor constituent meeting at an Arizona grocery story. “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down,” ... Read more

China’s Zhou Yuchen — Expanding Her Life in Music

Zhou Yuchen was born in Sichuan in 2002, an accident at the age of 5 leaving her blind in the right eye and reducing the already-poor vision in her other eye to somewhere between 20/200 and 20/100. She has been playing piano since early childhood and is skilled with traditional Chinese musical instruments, such ... Read more

Pete Buttigieg Crossword Puzzle

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