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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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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
I recently had the privilege of interviewing a strong and enlightening woman regarding issues of beauty, fashion, and the rights of those who live with disabilities.  Valentina Tomirotti, who hails from the city of Mantua in northern Italy, came to the attention of mobileWOMEN.org when she researched topics of fashion and how it relates to ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 15, 2015 8:10 PM EDT
A couple of inches Of frozen white icing Reinforce the reality of My paralysis My chair can make it From the bedroom Down the hall To my office Pausing in the kitchen To munch And why am I so darn hungry all the time? I don’t recommend paralysis as a diet plan But it helps when you can’t open the refrigerator yourself But it’s not just the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 6, 2015 5:03 PM EST
As I shove two slices of toast in this darn too small toaster, I decide that after breakfast I am going to take my friend's advice and sign up for online dating!  After all, spending two years to heal my broken heart is enough time (right?). At 62, I can't believe I'm back out here in the dating pool.   The dating scene has changed so much ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 1, 2015 1:23 PM EST
I’ve always been someone who thinks that words matter. How you refer to someone or something isn’t just hollow of meaning; it conveys how you think about what you're speaking about, and, conversely, it can influence who you’re talking to about your subject matter. For this reason, the now commonly used people-first ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 22, 2015 12:18 PM EST
This piece is an excerpt of writings regarding love and self-acceptance. Regardless of societal differences -- from ability, gender, sexual orientation, race, etc. -- you are a powerful source of love. I never knew how much I was loved. It's honorary. It's scary. It's overwhelming. It's amazing. If only we reached into these ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on mobileWOMEN Feb 18, 2015 3:07 PM EST

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