Dance & Fitness: A Fun Way to Bring People Together while Social Distancing

For the non-disabled community, the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home recommendations have been quite a culture shock, especially for those that enjoy fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Losing access to establishments like gyms and fitness centers has caused challenges to staying fit. For many in the disabled community, access to accessible and welcoming gyms and fitness centers […]

Accessible Festivals Is Making Festivals Accessible

Editor’s Note: Playing in bands and attending music festivals was a big part of Southern California native Austin Whitney’s youth. But when he sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 18, his life changed dramatically. As is the case for most SCI survivors, the first few months of recovery proved difficult for Whitney. […]

Hip Hop Duo 4 Wheel City Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

Editor’s Note:  When he was a teenager, Rick Velasquez emigrated from Honduras to the Bronx with his family in search of the American dream. Shortly after, the dream turned into a nightmare when he was hit by a stray bullet while walking down the street. The injury resulted in paralysis putting him in a wheelchair. […]

Singer-Songwriter Ali McManus Has OI, But She’s Far From Breakable

Editor’s Note:  Ali McManus spent the beginning of her life running around and playing just like any other kid in her Detroit, Michigan suburb. But at the age of seven, her life took a major turn when she began experiencing pain throughout her body and frequently breaking bones. During those frustrating times of childhood and […]

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