Ramp It Up! – The Voices of Self-Advocates & Allies

  1. Dating, Love, & Sex with a Disability (Part 3)

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    For the third and final installment of the Dating, Love, & Sex:  The Experiences of Women with Disabilities series, we will learn Erin’s, Samantha’s, and Charlotte’s views on “disabled devotees,” being asked about the disability status of their partners, and if men with disabilities have it easier when it comes to dating and finding love.  (If you have missed out on the eye-opening discussions in this series, do read Part 1 and Part 2.)

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  1. Let’s Talk About Sex [and disability], Baby! (Part 2)

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    For the second installment of the Dating, Love, & Sex:  The Experiences of Women with Disabilities series, Erin and Samantha will share their perspectives on attractiveness, what men really think about our body image hang-ups, and the most taboo subject to connect to disability:  SEX.  (If you missed out on the incredible discussion that started this series, do read Part 1.)

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  1. Dating, Love, & Sex: The Experiences of Women with Disabilities (Part 1)

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    In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have decided to publish a three-part series titled, Dating, Love, & Sex:  The Experiences of Women with Disabilities.  As a single woman with a disability, I wanted to know about the experiences of the women with disabilities in my life who have dated and found love, and learn how they handled questions pertaining to their sexuality, womanhood, and sensuality.

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  1. Remembering Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Fearlessly Ramped His Voice for Equality & Justice for All

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    On Thursday, December 5th 2013, the world lost one of the most faithful, courageous, and influential leaders for equality and justice in our lifetime, former South African President Nelson Mandela.  Nelson Mandela inspired generations within his home country of South Africa and throughout the world to be fearless about what you hold true to be right when it comes to standing against the evils of hatred, prejudices, oppression, and discrimination.  Though Madiba, as Mandela was affectionately called by his countrymen, may no longer be with us, his legacy and resilience will remain in the minds and hearts of those who advocate for the rights of all people, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, class, and ability.

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