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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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Misconception #1: We can't speak for ourselves. Ever notice when you're in a restaurant and the hostess asks the person you are with, where you would like to sit?  Guess what? We are able to communicate ourselves! Even if someone can’t speak, chances are they have found a way to express themselves. We lead active, productive lives ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 25, 2015 12:53 PM EDT
Recently I took the trip of a lifetime through the beautiful state of Alaska.  I would definitely say this was a bucket list dream as I have always wanted to visit this region of the country. And what better way to do so than on a Carnival Cruise -a party ship no less.  My adventures began in Seattle Washington when my good friend Lisa and I landed ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 17, 2015 12:12 PM EDT
Today I saw the article about the two ladies at the ball game in power chairs who were blocking the little boy in a wheelchair. There were a wide array of opinions and comments on that article! I have never been skinny. My entire life, this girl has carried meat on her bones! I married and started having children. Because I knew that I always carried extra ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 11, 2015 11:21 AM EDT
Change has been in the air for what feels like an eternity. With no clear signs on destination, “putting out my feelers” has become the plan of action. What does this mean? Research, research, and more research on what mysteries exist in the wild blue yonder.  Heading down the highway to check out places and talk to new faces. All it ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 4, 2015 12:12 PM EDT
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

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