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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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I was ecstatic when asked to share my travel experiences to the beautiful country of Switzerland. Then I thought to myself, “Where do I begin?” Switzerland is so much more than the home of gourmet cheeses and decadent chocolates, or the heavenly views of white Alps, charming chalets and dewy green meadows.  Specifically, the city of ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 7, 2015 8:06 PM EST
Every wheelchair user knows the perils of shopping for clothes. Clothes right off the rack at the local mall often either don’t fit well, don’t look right sitting down, or are hard to get on and off, leading either to expensive alterations or to just giving up and resorting to wearing clothes that the person really doesn’t want to ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 7, 2015 12:58 PM EST
When I stopped walking due to rare conditions that continue to stump doctors to this day, I had no idea how my life would change.  After working and singing professionally and living a completely independent life, I went to stand, hit the ground, and never stood up again.  My paraplegia diagnosis came about 10 years ago on October 31st. After ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 19, 2015 12:11 PM EDT
For most of Marteen Moore’s life, she’s been inspired by design and art. As a child, Marteen spent summers in France, her mother’s native country. While there, she instantly fell in love with Europe’s architecture and beauty. Years later, in 1988, she started her own firm based in Las Vegas, Marteen Moore Interior Planning, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 18, 2015 1:21 PM EDT
At age 27, Ellen Geddes is a fierce competitor, and after interviewing her before she headed off to Eger Hungary for the 2015 Wheelchair Fencing World Championships, I came away with that impression.  A fast and athletic sport for sure, wheelchair fencing is as strategic as for those without disabilities, except for the fact that the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 18, 2015 12:59 PM EDT
Last year I had, let's just say, a landmark birthday. I realized that life has been flying by too quickly so I decided to plan a trip to a place that I have always wanted to visit – Tuscany. I happen to come across a villa that looked as though it was wheelchair accessible and the planning started from there. I thought that organizing the trip would be ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 28, 2015 9:04 PM EDT
Menopause is a difficult time for most women, but for women with disabilities, there's more to the story. The symptoms and problems that go along with this stage of life are compounded by the fact that some disabilities and chronic diseases are affected by menopause in unexpected ways.   Women and Menopause The most well-known symptom is the hot ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 21, 2015 11:32 AM EDT
Kelsey DiClaudio has her eye on the prize.  At 18 years of age, she is looking to make the Paralympic Games in 2018 and head to South Korea playing Sled Hockey.  A fast paced game that follows the same rules and speed as stand up hockey, Kelsey and her teammates participate in a full contact sport that is modified on sleds and is tailored to fit the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 16, 2015 11:40 AM EDT
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

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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...