Archive: Jul 2015

  1. ADA Generation: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Part 1)

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    It was 25 years ago today that one of the most influential, life-changing disability policies was signed into law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  For those who were born during the 80s and 90s, disabled Millennials also known as ADA Generation, it is hard to phantom living in a world without this mandate that guarantees our rights to equal access to education, healthcare, transportation; as well as necessary accommodations and accessibility in utilizing services and resources in our communities.

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  2. Summertime 2015, Disabled Style

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    Summertime has come in with a bang by bringing the extreme heat and leaving us to find ways to stay cool and have fun.

    For many of us, the summertime allows us to “recharge” – take vacations, visit friends and family, and partake in outdoor activities we enjoy such as reading a good book under the shade, watching a baseball game, or taking a trip to the amusement park.  Though some of us may not have the wherewithal to do it all, the season gives us the opportunity to focus on our interests, as well as brainstorm what we would like to achieve within the last six months of the year.

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  3. Keeping It 100: The Truth About Black Women & Our Mental Health

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    July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and I felt it to be imperative to spotlight the struggles Black women have when it comes to our mental health status, and gaining the support and help we need.  This is the second time I have discussed this topic on the blog, and I aim to keep the dialogue going until stigma and shame are no longer forced upon those of us who live with mental illness.

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