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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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Some things have happened in my career in Los Angeles months ago, and as a result, I found myself feeling so disappointed and frustrated. I knew what I wanted to do, and that was to host, to interview people, to make a difference with my communications degree, and to make a difference with my voice - the voice that I'm so lucky to have gained back after I lost it ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 20, 2017 5:31 PM EDT
This month, we wanted to celebrate St. Patrick’s day by introducing a few ways to incorporate healthy eating into this month’s festivities. Spring is just around the corner so now is the perfect time to shift from heavy comfort foods to energizing, low calorie yet nutrient dense options. So why not go green for St. Patty’s? St. Patrick’s Day is full of ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 12, 2017 1:20 PM EDT
I have a spinal cord injury due to an ATV accident on 5/24/14.  My level of injury is T3 Complete.  I am a paraplegic with full use of my hands and arms and I get around in a manual wheelchair. Over time, I have become fairly independent. I am able to do most everything on my own although it just takes a lot more time, as we all know.   The one big bother in my day was ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 21, 2017 11:54 AM EST
Rotor cuffs, rotary cups, “my rotator” - you name it, I’ve pretty much heard all the misnomers for the group of muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint called the Rotator Cuff. Most people have either heard of it or think they know something about it. Since it’s a pretty crucial area for people of all ability levels, especially those who push ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 14, 2017 11:12 AM EST
What a “labor of love” in creating this article. The women seated in wheelchairs have rolled to the top of their highest mountains. They are some of the strongest women on this earth and NOTHING stops them. Next time you encounter a woman in a wheelchair think, “What is she all about and how has her life impacted others in a positive way?” Never ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 6, 2017 10:56 AM EST
When I was 13, I woke up one morning and could not move or walk on my right foot.  I had always been healthy, so this came as a shock.  I had a number of consults and progression of symptoms throughout my entire body to the point of being bedridden, in excruciating pain, unable to be touched, and my limbs developed contractures while being swollen and ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 24, 2017 1:11 PM EST
2016 was definitely not my favorite year. It was a year of challenges, injuries, shockers and even sadly, some losses. In speaking with many of my friends, not everyone had a year like this but there is a general consensus that we couldn’t wait for 2016 to be over. I've heard everything from "The stars are not aligned", “There is negative energy in the air” ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 18, 2017 2:50 PM EST
I am a stylist, a writer, and graduate student. My name is Molly Fitzpatrick, and I am on a mission to start thoughtful and important conversations about body image issues, in order to redefine labels and prove beauty is limitless, brave and about being body-shameless. As a woman who has an appreciation for fashion and the value of inner beauty, body ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 30, 2016 5:48 PM EST
Over 32 years ago, I lay in a hospital bed with a metal halo screwed into my skull, immobilizing my neck. I had a C5/C6 injury due to a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver. I was paralyzed from the collarbones down, parts of my arms and my hands and needed a tracheotomy to breathe. I was scared, depressed and angry. How could this happen to me? I was ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 20, 2016 12:11 PM EST
My name is Nicole Diaz, song creator and "love-bringer!" I’m 47, disabled, and passionate!  My story is about going from powerless to powerful. As a girl, I wanted to live my life with profound purpose. I was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative condition affecting muscle strength and movement. I’ve been in a wheelchair my entire life. I'm ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 9, 2016 6:20 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,

    Jenn 
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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...