Tagged with disability rights

judgment

Years ago, a colleague of mine told me that I was the least judgmental person she’d ever met. I laughed. Hard. I told her that she really needed to get out more. She said, “No, really. You are.” I secretly took pride in her words. I have spent a lifetime trying not to judge others. … Continue reading

the price of independence – sharing it

{image is a photo of the Statue of Liberty} Until we are all free, we are none of us free. – Emma Lazarus (often misattributed to MLK Jr, who later paraphrased Ms Lazarus) – I have so many thoughts about Independence Day that, quite frankly, really have almost nothing to do with the Fourth of … Continue reading

the same

the same

Us {image is a photo of Katie, Luau, me and Brooke on the beach at sunset – courtesy of Connerton Photography} Luau and I started watching The Normal Heart over the weekend. It’s an incredible movie and one that I highly recommend, particularly if you’re not old enough to have been socially or politically conscious through the early eighties. … Continue reading

the power of no revisited

the power of no revisited

text of graphic: Saying No can be a radical act but honoring it when we hear it never should be. . To comply:  to conform, submit, or adapt (as to a regulation or to another’s wishes) as required or requested I’ve been struggling with this post. It’s been swimming around in my head for days, growing … Continue reading

respect

I have so much to write about my trip to Washington, but, as always, I’m fighting the clock. Sleep this morning was more precious than gold and I simply couldn’t give it up – not even for you. But I want to tell you one thing today. The rest can wait, but there’s one thing … Continue reading