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Just for once I’d like to tell the gate agents and flight attendants that my folding wheelchair is going into the onboard closet and not have them tell me there’s “no room”. Bitch that’s a wheelchair closet, not a “your bags” closet. Move your damn bags where they belong.

Snacks make the world go ‘round, and coincidentally they also help your body get the most out of your workouts. Try adding these foods to your routine when you’re hitting the gym.

Pre-workout:
It’s important to get some carb-heavy snacks in before a workout. That way, you have the reserves on hand to get the most out of your exercises.

During workout:
#1 is to stay hydrated! If you’re a CFer, you know that your salt intake might need to be higher on days you work out. When your workout is a little bit longer, have a protein bar handy for extra energy—just in case.

Post-workout:
Your body is in recovery mode, so feed your hunger with high protein foods like yogurt or hummus, as well as nutrient-rich snacks like walnuts or a fruit smoothie.

Don’t hit the gym before talking to your doctor about strenuous exercise. It’s key to stick to what works for your body!

I see a lot of people talking about how we need disabled actors playing disabled roles. I agree but but we also need disabled directors, disabled writers or maybe just disabled people helping to teach the actor how to play the role correctly. for example if an abled person has been playing a character for two years on a tv show and that character becomes disabled, they can’t recast the character so the part is played by a disabled person but what they can do is hire a disabled person to coach the actor to make sure they are playing the roles correctly and to show them the realities of living with a disability. They can even hire a disabled writer or writing assistant to help the writers to get the story right and avoid negative tropes. Us disabled people need more than just being portrayed in the media. We need to be portrayed right and we need more disabled people involved to make that happen.

invisible disabilities are not totally invisible. if you look close enough, I mean really look at us. you’ll see how we walk differently. how our faces contort in pain. how our jaws clench. how our shoulders are tense.how our hands tremble. how our breathing is laboured. how we struggle with the simplest of things. our disabilities are not really invisible. people are just too ignorant to notice our suffering and pain.