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Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Oct. 30 | I am a volunteer member of the speakers’ bureau for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. I and one other speaker were asked to present our stories at the University of Minnesota—Mankato campus to a classroom of students taking a class titled...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jul. 31 | What may be life-altering need not be life-ending   I recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with one of my peers, a friend and an excellent person. I was in the process of taking care of her lawn. She emerged from the garage and stood...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jun. 19 | Current events: discrimination against persons with disabilities still alive and well What do I know for sure about people with disabilities? We desire to be treated fairly and equitably in all aspects of our lives. We desire the playing field to...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability — Are we equal yet?

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability — Are we equal yet?

Apr. 17 |       There is something that I must be missing, or the ugly head of discrimination is alive and well in this democracy called the United States. The art of forgiveness appears alive and well for European Americans, while the appearance...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Mar. 27 | Disabilities need not stifle our hopes and dreams   Hello, it’s me, Kenneth Brown. Do those of us with disabilities dare to dream? Do we have the right to have hope? Fear not, yes we do. Without hope and dreams we have no future. We believe in...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Feb. 20 | What is a disability? This is a multifaceted question. My opinion: A disability alters the “natural” or “normal” state of something or someone. The qualifier for this is who is defining “natural or normal states,” and how the definitions...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Feb. 6 | Survival, accident, luck, miracle: I wouldn’t change any of it   As I consider the wonders of life with a disability, I find myself pondering the survival-miracle-accident-luck narrative. “Survive” is defined as “to remain alive after...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Dec. 19 | Assistance, support from others vital to surviving with a disability   Why did I “survive” as a Black “crippled” child? I believe I survived so others can see it is possible. How did I “survive?” I believe I was born with the intestinal...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Nov. 21 | Living (the early years)   Part two of a series    Many of you may be wondering what my disability is. The medical term for my disability is “left side hemiplegic.” Simplified, I am partially paralyzed on my entire left side. My left...

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving, and thriving with a disability

Oct. 17 |      Living (the early years)    I am in the middle of my fifth decade of life. I acquired my disability at the age of two and one half years old. Living with a disability is a mighty challenge for anyone. My disability happened early...