Archive: Jan 2016

  1. Rocking the Disabled Vote in 2016: Highlighting Presidential Candidates & Voting Dates

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    2016 is a bittersweet political year; President Obama will be finishing his last year in office, and we as Americans will have to elect a new president in November.  There is so much going on with this year’s presidential election that it may be exhausting to keep up with the latest news, the candidates running, and when to vote in your state caucus or primary.  This week, I wanted to share pertinent information that will help disabled and non-disabled voters know who the candidates are, when to vote, and when to watch the debates to empower oneself about which candidates are focused on the issues that matter to you.

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  2. Spotlighting the Disability Representation Within the 2016 Diverse Reads Book Challenge!

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    The new year sparks new challenges we make plans to start and conquer, and one of the challenges that I aim to complete is a book challenge.  As an avid reader, I have noticed that I do not make as much time for reading as I should, and I want to change that in 2016.  The hardest decision for any bibliophile to make is selecting the right book that will expand your worldview, and pique your literary hunger at the same time.

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  3. Disability Advocates, Share Your 2016 Resolutions & Goals!

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    A new year brings us great hope, determination, and excitement of what we believe we can accomplish over the next 12 months.  I know that this is especially true for disabled advocates like myself, who are relentlessly focused on making our lives and the lives of the largest minority group in America and globally better than it was the previous year.

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  4. My New Normal: Coping with the Grief of My Grandmother’s Death

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    My Christmas Angel, forever in my heart.

    As some of you may have noticed these past 3 weeks, the RYV! blog has been off schedule with new postings.

    The reason for that was due to my Grandmother, “Big V,” encountering an unexpected health crisis, and I am sad to report that she passed on Christmas Eve night.  Big V was 86 years old.  

    These past 3 weeks have been incredibly emotional – none of us thought that she was near the end of her life, and I still wake up in shock to her not being here.  

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