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We at 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 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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On May 5, 2016, the White House held a Forum on the Civil Rights of Parents with Disabilities. The event commemorated the release of a new toolkit from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation as well as a re-release of the landmark Rocking the Cradle report from the National Council on Disability. The re-release includes updated photos, infographics, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 15, 2016 5:39 PM EDT
Many of us rely on others to help us with our daily activities, whether it be our personal care, housework, transportation, etc. Their work is vital, valuable and, for some of us, absolutely necessary in order to live healthy, productive lives. Once we find the right aide, the world is lifted from our shoulders and we can then relax and focus on whatever is ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 3, 2016 12:01 PM EDT
The Raw Beauty Project , an innovative arts project that celebrates women with disabilities, educating viewers to redefine perceptions and beauty, unleashing potential for all. This photography exhibit is a collaboration between professional photographers and women living with various types of disabilities that showcases their beauty, power ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 1, 2016 12:33 PM EDT
MENOPAUSE……Let’s break down the word. It equates to a pause in your menses. PAUSE…..heck, it means A LOT more than a PAUSE.  That definition made me chuckle.  I believe it’s one of the most dreaded words in a woman’s dictionary.  The word means more than the end of your monthly periods, painful symptoms, and chocolate cravings.  It’s a dreaded word for ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 23, 2016 12:08 PM EDT
Jessica Cox has famously eliminated the words “I can’t” from her vocabulary. Although born without arms as the result of a birth defect, she has never allowed that to be a limiting factor. While she suffered from self-esteem issues early on and physical challenges throughout her life, Jessica managed to overcome and achieve — earning a college degree ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 12, 2016 4:22 PM EDT
Let’s face it, to say that getting ready in the morning can be time-consuming, is a colossal understatement! For some of us, we could've had an entirely other career in the time it takes for our medical care, showering and getting dressed! Often our morning beauty regime gets cut short and it doesn't allow us to spend the time on ourselves that we would have ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 11, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
Some of the great interviews that I have done for stem from women in sports, and that includes women with disabilities, which is a very exciting topic to expand upon.  Katherine Beattie is one athlete who impresses and excites.  Born 30 years ago in Los Angeles, CA, Katherine was born with spastic cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 3, 2016 12:08 PM EDT
Writing as the Rollin RN encourages me to define topics that are medically related to spinal cord injuries but I was felt compelled to share another topic today… MAGNET MOMENTS. It’s a simple topic but one I wanted to share.  I find that our lives get so busy that we forget to stop and ruminate about the times we shared with family and friends. Recently I was ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 28, 2016 3:50 PM EDT
As a writer for, I have had the honor of shining a light on amazing women who live with disabilities and are changing the focus of how we view the disabled community.  Holly Harrar, who is this year’s Miss Philadelphia and does not live with a disability, has taken on the role of advocate for those with disabilities and will make this her ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”    Mahatma Gandhi I used to fall regularly at my hurried pace when traversing gravel, horse pastures, and uneven dirt roads. A stumble in a field of long-stemmed grass cushioned my body more than a fall on compacted dirt or concrete. I rose, brushed myself off, and continued onward in Humpty Dumpty ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 9, 2016 6:09 PM EST

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    Good morning, Jenn.
    Thanks for taking the time to send me good information. I am still looking for feedback from women who have a SCI and have recently had a pregnancy and delivery. So whoever reads this post, I would be happy to hear you are willing to share your individual experiences for the benefit of other women. Thanking you all in advance.   
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    Hi DRF,

    I hope you are able to get some feedback from the community on this topic, listed below is a link to our factsheet on Sex and Pregnancy which may connect with some helpful information and additional resources you can persure for your writing piece.

    Sex and Pregnancy for Females

    The Reeve Foundation also has Information Specialist on staff that can direct you to addition resources, please call 1-800-539-7309 or fill out our online form.

    Take Care,

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    I would like to write a service piece dealing with the pregnancy and birth experiences of women with SCI. This article would be available to the community of active wheelchair users. The goal of my article would be to help women and their partners have a positive pregnancy and delivery, no matter where they lived. Right now, I am looking for women willing to answer some written questions dealing with their recent (past few years) experiences. Thanks to everyone who is willi...