Tag Archives: Self-advocacy

The “, but” Negation

Recently I’ve become really annoyed with a small addition people make to their sentences when talking to me. For example: I’m waiting to cross the street and a man comes up to me and says: “I know you can do … Continue reading

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Please Help ADAPT

This is an e-mail that I received regarding the recent ADAPT Action and some assistance they will need.  I thought it would be good to share will the online community in the hopes that you can help out.  Our own … Continue reading

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It Sucks to Be Me (but, not really)

First impressions mean a lot. A person can be judged for a very long time if a poor first impression is made, these things stick with you.  I can hold and nurture a grudge like a newborn infant, so it’s … Continue reading

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Learning to Read Again (part 3)

So, I’ve learned the Braille alphabet, and some punctuation (period, comma, quotes). I can even read (veeeeeeeery slowly) some items.  I was so proud of myself for learning the alphabet that I started trying to read other items out in … Continue reading

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Where is My Middle Ground?

This week I’ve had experiences on opposite ends of the same problem: people’s perception of my disability.  Oddly enough, I was with my coworker who also has a visual impairment during both incidences. A Grim Omen of Things to Come … Continue reading

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Fire in the Belly

At this past week’s take ACTION! class we had a guest speaker come in.  We invited Pat Pucket from the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Georgia to come and talk about her experience in the world of advocacy.  She … Continue reading

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What is your advocacy passion?

Last night was our second take ACTION! class and one of the questions they were left to ponder was: “what is your advocacy passion?” One of the former facilitators often referred to herself as the “reluctant advocate” and in an … Continue reading

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