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How to Evict That One Ex Who Lives In Your Head Rent-Free

So, you’ve found yourself navigating the treacherous waters of post-breakup life. It’s like being on a rollercoaster ride with no seatbelt – thrilling and terrifying all at once. But fear not, because this article will guide you through the tumultuous journey with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of wisdom from my film “Wheelchair Money,” a hilarious buddy comedy premiering as part of the 2024 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.

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A Glimpse into the Life of a Dystrophic PhD

A Glimpse into the Life of a Dystrophic PhD: If you know about the basics of Muscular Dystrophy (MD), you can assume that any task involving physical strength may become more and more difficult over time. In my experience some activities have remained relatively easy as things have progressed (like using a mouse or trackpad) while other activities have become unfathomably difficult (social events away from home). I want to share the current status of several phases of my life. Before getting into the details, I will point out that there are 30+ types of neuromuscular diseases (https://www.mda.org/disease/list ) meaning that symptoms, progression, and severity are highly variable so what works for me may not work for others. Counter to the old adage one size does NOT fit all.

Love Accessibly: We are Partnering with Friendly Like Me to Make Date Nights More Accessible

Love Accessibly: We are Partnering with Friendly Like Me to Make Date Nights More Accessible: Valentine’s Day, a time of romance and connection, is fast approaching, and this year, two innovative apps are joining forces to ensure that love knows no boundaries for Valentine’s Day and all year long. The “Love Accessibly” campaign, launched by Friendly Like Me and Dateability, seeks to celebrate love in all its forms while advocating for inclusivity in venues such as restaurants, hotels, and entertainment spots. This joint effort highlights the importance of creating welcoming environments for individuals with diverse accessibility needs.

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Let’s Celebrate Galentine’s Day!

Let’s Celebrate Galentine’s Day!: On February 13, Dateability is celebrating Galentine’s Day with our community! The comedy, Parks and Recreation, pioneered this holiday and made it a global celebration. If you’re on a dating app, you’re probably not celebrating Valentine’s Day, so join us for a day of friendship and fun!

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Chronic Illness and Intimacy

Chronic Illness and Intimacy: Having a chronic illness can complicate sex. Many people experience major concerns over how their chronic conditions will affect their quality of life; the ability to be physically intimate and enjoy sex is one of those concerns. 

Jacqueline in an adaptive ski bucket in Telluride, Colorado.

Embracing the Chill: Winter Adaptive Sports Open New Horizons

Embracing the Chill: Winter Adaptive Sports Open New Horizons: Winter is a magical season that transforms the world into a glistening wonderland, blanketed in snow. While some may choose to cozy up by the fire, others seek adventure on the snowy slopes and frozen landscapes. For disabled people, the thrill of winter sports is not out of reach. Thanks to the ever-evolving world of adaptive sports, winter enthusiasts of all abilities can now revel in the joy and excitement of cold-weather activities. In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of winter adaptive sports and how they are breaking barriers and creating new opportunities for inclusivity.

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Gift Guide for Disabled People

Gift Guide for Disabled People: Selecting thoughtful and considerate gifts for disabled individuals involves recognizing their unique needs, preferences, and interests. Keep in mind that disabilities can vary widely, so it’s essential to consider the individual’s specific circumstances and abilities. Here are some general ideas that may be suitable for various situations:

Navigating the Holidays with Chronic Illness

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for those living with chronic illness, the holidays can bring a unique set of challenges. Navigating through the festive season with health limitations requires a thoughtful approach to balance enjoyment and self-care. In this blog post, we’ll explore some strategies for individuals with chronic illnesses to make the most of the holidays while prioritizing their well-being.

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Dateability: The Dating Revolution We Know We Needed

In a world that values convenience and instant connection, dating apps have changed the landscape of romance and relationships. But not for everyone. There exists a significant portion of the population for whom these platforms are a reminder of their marginalized status: people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Enter Dateability—a dating app that is shattering stereotypes, challenging norms, and revolutionizing the way we perceive love.

Life with a Feeding Tube

Throughout my years as a disabled woman, I have had to make important decisions about my body and healthcare. By far the most daunting decision I had to make was back in 2021, when my medical team advised me it was time to get a feeding tube due to a severe case of gastroparesis. Today, I celebrate two years of living with a feeding tube. It hasn’t always been a breeze, but I’m healthier and stronger for it.