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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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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
When I strive to come up with articles of interest to the folks with limited mobility population, I obtain my inspiration from various sources…..magazines, TV, friends, family.  When I research and write these articles, I learn new ideas as well, along with you all that read them.  And this one is no different.  SUGAR, I love it ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 13, 2015 11:57 AM EDT
My interest in writing for mobileWOMEN.org began when I realized my previous articles had not focused on gender or any particular cause of disability. I also realized my experiences in working with disabled employees of client companies gave me a valuable perspective on the process of becoming disabled and the lifestyle changes that need to occur. ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 13, 2015 10:57 AM EDT
"I didn't just lose my leg, I also lost my dream to be a performer,” says Donna R. Walton, whose left leg was amputated above-the-knee   due to cancer in March 1976  when  she was just 18 years old. "It was devastating at the time," she adds. "And, honestly, the word ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 13, 2015 10:37 AM EDT
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

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