On this page the following entries were made in the “February, 2010” time-frame.
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Buff Bagwell was a US wrestler who used a wheelchair for prop. This was years ago. I found an action figure of him. Pushing a button on the back of the wheelchair caused the wrestler figure to leap out of his wheelchair—strange, but kind of cool.
Today, not being able to remember his name, I googled wheelchair wrestler. Wow! I became lost for hours. The most fun and the biggest time sink was on Zazzle. Zazzle is a site where one can “create your own one-of-a-kind product.” I found a T-shirt with wheelchair Sumo wrestlers! Once I started searching for “wheelchair,” “gimp,” “disabled,” etc I was lost for the next half hour.
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February 20, 2010 Tribal Membership This week I received an email from someone I didn’t know, a wheelchair user. He’s a quad who became disabled after a diving accident over thirty-five years ago. How do I know all that from the first line of his email? He told me. It read, “I am a C5-6 […]
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I managed to make the deadline for the VSA Arts Postcard Project. The theme was to create a postcard with the artist’s definition of disability.
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Little by little, the good, gray Times has started to recognize disability. Sometimes, it’s even bold in recognizing our perception of the lived experience of disability, rather than the stereotypes. The boldest that I noticed was, of course, the articles written by the late Harriet McBryde Johnson. Last week I noticed on my Times RSS […]
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