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Pieces of the Glass Ceiling

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, what piece of the Glass Ceiling do you represent in the mosaic? What narrative has been assigned to your life… are you a survivor… a healer … the victim… a student … an athlete … a creator … are you a motivator… dissenter … a protestor… or a uniter?

How Distant Are We, Really?

There is nothing “normal” about social distancing in most cultures, but having to distance disrupted virtually every aspect of life: of loving and comforting; of the way we conduct business; of the way we access education; and with or without masks, the way we communicate.

Blinded on the 4th of July

Today, on the 4th of July, I ask you; “Could blindness be what we truly need right now?” Blind from race, blind from religious intolerance, blind from gender labels, blind from political divisiveness, blind from hatred of those unlike us? Our unique backgrounds bring “legacy” ideals of what our world should be — some that divide us, some that unite us.

Power to Speak “You!”

AAC has moved many mountains in my short lifetime and I’m forever grateful for the innovations Tobii Dynavox has made. We are in the midst of a pivotal shift in our world, and we MUST be allowed to use our voices and our minds to make a difference. Today, communication is more than just one-on-one or even group interactions — it is the central purpose of most connections through social media. It is about having the independence to explore and share your own experiences, thoughts, and feelings with the world via the Internet and life enriching apps.

Find Time To Waste Time

The need to reach our maximum productivity is intertwined with whatever drives us out of bed each morning. That need differs with you and me. But the question I ask myself is…

The 5 ELEMENTS of ACHIEVEMENT – Celebrating The 2020 Paralympics

Consider this: how we relate to the Paralymians of the 21st century originated from how the early Grecians, founders of the first Olympic games and classical philosophy, understood the world around them. Their belief that everything was composed of the four most fundamental elements — Air, Fire, Water and Earth — was supported by…

Sippin’ Up Happy Hour With CP

Instead of sharing my life’s story of overcoming obstacles in honor of Cerebral Palsy Awareness day, I’m going to spice it up a bit. Spending my 21st birthday in Napa Valley in California taught me two important life lessons… 1. Life is too short not to enjoy good...

Cracked

Reflections deceive in self-defeat

Crafted by glass intended to crack

Whispers and cracklings of self longing

To be undefined by the definitions of society

Reflected by the notions we are not

Orange and Blue in the Rear View

My journey as an undergraduate came to the underwhelming zoom! zoom! zoom! fueled COVID-19 finish line a month ago, after the fears of the world came crashing upon us, the Class of 2020. I’m finally ready for the both of us to gaze into the rearview mirror, to reflect upon the energy, the drive, the strategy for winning the trophy and graduating from college.

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