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    Politically Correct
    Recently, my husband and I were sitting outside and having a random conversation. I don’t remember the exact context but he caught me off guard when he asked me “What is the correct term to refer to someone with a disability?”. Keep in mind that we’ve been together almost 15 years and I have been paralyzed for over 34 years. Also, his daughter has Muscular ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 10, 2018 11:10 AM EDT
    Erin Thomas, Researcher
    Body image is a hot topic in the media. For example, we often hear about body image in stories about teen social media use and the “war on obesity.” What we don’t often hear about are body image concerns among people with disabilities, or their inclusion in body image movements. People with disabilities often have differences in appearance and body ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 25, 2018 3:39 PM EDT
    Travel for All Logo
    As mentioned in a previous article, mobileWOMEN.org is thrilled about an exciting new partnership with Travel for All , a travel agency specializing in accessible travel. These mobileWOMEN understand firsthand, the challenges of traveling with a disability and have the knowledge, experience and passion to create a memorable vacation, custom ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 25, 2018 3:07 PM EDT
    Types of Protein
    Please note: This article was written for those with spinal cord injuries but applies to all those in need of protein for muscle growth and wound healing .  Let’s face it…. a discussion on protein is not on everyone’s top of their list but it’s a subject which should be at the forefront of our food choices. PROTEIN is a topic for us with spinal cord injury. ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 4, 2018 4:23 PM EDT
    mobileWOMEN's Cheryl Price using the Vitaglide
    Everyone needs exercise, but it's especially important that wheelchair-mobile women get a regular workout because it helps maintain good spinal posture and muscle tone. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that only 57% of American adults with limited mobility exercise regularly, while those who do ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
    Travel for All Logo
    Fortunately, many countries are seeking ways to create diversity and inclusion for travelers with ‘Specific Requirements’ and providing many accessible options. It’s important to remember though, the world is not 100% accessible; however, if you are okay with a few bumps in the road, anything is possible! mobileWOMEN.org is thrilled to announce ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 15, 2018 3:42 PM EDT
    Lindsey
    Lindsey Becker is an Entertainment Journalist currently living in Tennessee. Lindsey is a wheelchair user who was born with Spina Bifida . Growing up, she was on the first ever "wheelcheerleading" and dance team and through her involvement in the Spina Bifida community and being a participant of the ABLE Youth program, she had opportunities to travel ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 24, 2018 2:48 PM EDT
    Bicep curls in a Wheelchair
    Ahhh…nothing like beautiful summer days. Gathering with friends and family for picnics, barbeques and road trips to favorite vacation spots, become the priority and next thing we know, our schedule is jam-packed until September. Unfortunately, sometimes our fitness regimen gets put aside when actually, it’s an ideal time to get moving and enjoy ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jul 6, 2018 11:37 AM EDT
    Fusion cast with Rashmi Becker (3rd from left) Photo: Stephen Wright Photography
    Fusion , the UK's first inclusive Latin and ballroom dance showcase with disabled and non-disabled artists, has been making headlines and leaving audiences demanding more. Presented by pioneering UK dance company Step Change Studios (covered in one of our previous articles ), Fusion premiered at the internationally renowned home for dance in ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 27, 2018 12:51 PM EDT
    Hospital Bracelet
    In a previous article , we covered some preparations and what to expect when going to the hospital for surgery. Staying in the hospital can be an uncomfortable affair, but more importantly, it can be dangerous. Going to the hospital for any length of time, exposes you to a variety of diseases that your immune system may not be up to handling. Medical ... more...
    Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 21, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

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