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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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Travel is exciting and always brings that special rush to the blood stream. The anticipation of new adventures makes us smile and fantasize. Doctor OZ would say that is a very healthy state of mind and changes chemistry of your body. For some of us, travel brings a long-awaited freedom, confidence and the sense of being equal. I had the privilege to work on ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 23, 2015 11:47 AM EDT
I recently had the privilege of interviewing a strong and enlightening woman regarding issues of beauty, fashion, and the rights of those who live with disabilities.  Valentina Tomirotti, who hails from the city of Mantua in northern Italy, came to the attention of mobileWOMEN.org when she researched topics of fashion and how it relates to ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 15, 2015 8:10 PM EDT
A couple of inches Of frozen white icing Reinforce the reality of My paralysis My chair can make it From the bedroom Down the hall To my office Pausing in the kitchen To munch And why am I so darn hungry all the time? I don’t recommend paralysis as a diet plan But it helps when you can’t open the refrigerator yourself But it’s not just the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 6, 2015 5:03 PM EST
As I shove two slices of toast in this darn too small toaster, I decide that after breakfast I am going to take my friend's advice and sign up for online dating!  After all, spending two years to heal my broken heart is enough time (right?). At 62, I can't believe I'm back out here in the dating pool.   The dating scene has changed so much ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 1, 2015 1:23 PM EST
I’ve always been someone who thinks that words matter. How you refer to someone or something isn’t just hollow of meaning; it conveys how you think about what you're speaking about, and, conversely, it can influence who you’re talking to about your subject matter. For this reason, the now commonly used people-first ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 22, 2015 12:18 PM EST
This piece is an excerpt of writings regarding love and self-acceptance. Regardless of societal differences -- from ability, gender, sexual orientation, race, etc. -- you are a powerful source of love. I never knew how much I was loved. It's honorary. It's scary. It's overwhelming. It's amazing. If only we reached into these ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on mobileWOMEN Feb 18, 2015 3:07 PM EST
Ever since I was little girl I've always liked makeup, something about it always caught my eye. I remember when I was around five years old I used to get into my mother's makeup bag and pullout one of her lipsticks to put it on. Actually, it was more like slathering it on since not just my lips got some of the lipstick action. Then when I was in junior high school I ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 9, 2015 12:07 PM EST
Some of our MobileWOMEN from around the world have shared with us what living life in a wheelchair is like in their country. What you read about the differences or similarities between their stories and life in the United States might surprise you. In this installment, we interviewed Evelin from Stuttgart, Germany. Please describe your disability. ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 31, 2015 7:46 PM EST
Paralympic medal winner, World Record holder, and Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame inductee, are just a few of Cheryl Angelelli’s accomplishments after a tragic accident in a swimming pool in 1983 left her a quadriplegic. At the time, some may have thought a promising athletic career was cut short. For Cheryl, it was just beginning.   Cheryl ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 22, 2015 5:35 PM EST
According to the McGill pain scale [1] , Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) [2] is one of the most painful medical disorders, although symptoms and severity vary greatly from person to person. However, it is now believed to be an autonomic/autoimmune disease that affects the neurological system, CRPS usually starts after a minor trauma such as a ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 12, 2015 5:45 PM EST

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