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We at mobileWOMEN.org believe that women with disabilities steer their own lives. Empowered by knowledge, we are having children, pursuing careers, competing in professional sports arenas, becoming community leaders, and living life to the fullest! Now at mobileWOMEN.org there is a place for us to unite and ask questions, as well as share ideas, insights, and experiences. Most of all, this site is a place where we can learn from each other.
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Relationships and intimacy require a level of risk to be taken by both parties. The risk that you're taking is to expose your feelings and other personal things about yourself to someone else. In order to do that and fully enjoy the result of a successful relationship, you have to know your self-worth and posses positive self esteem. For someone with ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 28, 2015 11:00 AM EDT
We’ve all seen the statistics. People with disabilities traditionally are underrepresented in the workforce, and, just like people without disabilities, women with disabilities have an even lower employment rate than men. Maybe you’ve contemplated getting into the workforce but believed that you couldn’t do ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 21, 2015 12:26 PM EDT
Angela Rockwood,actress, model, Push Girls star, (not to mention producer!) was also a model for Raw Beauty NYC which was unveiled on September 20, 2014 at ACA Galleries in Chelsea to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation . The mobileWOMAN extraordinaire was inspired to bring the project to her city, Los Angeles. ‘’Life is a ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 17, 2015 12:09 PM EDT
We all know Alana Nichols as a Paralympic basketball player and alpine skier. You’ve most certainly watched clips of her competing in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games, as well as the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games. You may even recognize the 32-year-old New Mexico native from her awesome segment on “ Conan ” - watch the video at the bottom of this article . ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 9, 2015 3:09 PM EDT
What an amazing time I had with the Roll on Capitol Hill 2015 in Washington DC in early June. Coming to this event I had no idea what to expect and have not done advocacy work from a political stand point so this was an eye opening experience.  I remember the daunting feeling I had on day one when I sat with my fellow advocates going through the important ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 29, 2015 4:05 PM EDT
Did you know that half of all US private-sector workers and 70% of all new jobs are generated by small businesses? Yet despite our nation's collective concern about unemployment and the decline of the middle class, we as a nation have very few channels through which individuals can obtain funding for their business.  And those channels that ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 24, 2015 10:54 AM EDT
Now on tour , the Raw Beauty NYC photography exhibit was recently shipped from Acorda Therapeutics , a New York based, bio-tech company aimed at improving the lives of those with nervous disorders, where it was displayed for a month, to Shake-a-Leg Miami . Shake-a-Leg is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the marine ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 3, 2015 7:45 PM EDT
The word "intimacy" conjures up ideas that may or may not be accurate.  In the realm of dating, more often than not, people with disabilities aren't seen as potential partners by those who aren't disabled.  There are even many misconceptions by potential partners and even our parents, about this inevitable part of our ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 3, 2015 4:33 PM EDT
Shannon DeVido is shaking up the world of comedy and proving that humor can come in the form of a strong, funny and intelligent woman who just happens to use a wheelchair as she entertains.  Below is her story and I promise, you will come away rolling with laughter. I’m curious to what led you to become a comedian? How long have you ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 29, 2015 12:16 PM EDT
When I was 16 years old, I walked into the hospital for spinal surgery. Little did I know, I would wheel out. My physicality had changed, but not my dreams. I had been accepted to Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) before my surgery.  When they found out I was now disabled, they told me they "had a bad experience with a girl in a wheelchair ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 21, 2015 2:20 PM EDT

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