Inspiration

Tashauna’s Twist on Inspiration Porn

Everyone has something or someone who inspires them or motivates them to achieve greatness from within. Once you know a person’s struggles and triumphs, the person becomes a source of inspiration. But what happens when the intent

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Inspiration

Full Circle of Writing

Way back in the days when I was a youngin’…in 2007… Just kidding! Though, way back in late 2007 was the first time I wrote for Audacity Magazine. I don’t remember how I even found out about Audacity. I have a feeling I caught wind of it through MySpace or a Yahoo group.

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Nina Ellis Sits in her wheelchair

Nina Ellis Cruises through Challenge

My name is Nina Ellis, and I’m 35 years old.  I live in Ladson, SC, about 30 minutes away from downtown Charleston.  My specific disability is unknown, since I have a few rare problems from injuries from a car accident in 2006.  I have severe

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Competition

My Disability Isn’t My Competition

I’ve come a long way since a car accident that left me paralyzed neck downwards in December 2009. From being completely immobile after the accident to winning 4 gold medals in the recently concluded State Paralympic Swimming Championship in India

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Inspiration

Impossible to Label: That’s Me

Editor’s note: Tashauna’s post will be filed under the name of her column . She was a contributor to Audacity Magazine many years ago so it is only fitting that it goes there. My name is Tashauna, or “T,” and I am from rural Southwest Minnesota. My disability is muscular,

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Inspiration Porn Debate

Inspiration Porn Debate

On a recent day last April, during a speech at the Ted-X conference in Australia, disabled activist Stella Young coined a new phrase that has since rocked the disabled community.  Her term, “Inspiration Porn”, referred to posters, internet memes, media stories and real-life examples

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ability

Lara’s Story: Look at Your Ability Not Disability

So tell us, what’s your story?  My name is Lara Bertetto-Bauman.  I am 37 years old and have a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II.  It is a neuromuscular disease that is progressive.  I had a total spinal fusion with Harrington rods when I was 7 and have used a

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Audacity Magazine's first webdesigner

Not Working Wasn’t An Option for Athena

I never kept track of the number of broken bones I had growing up as a small, fragile child with OI, (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). Perhaps thirty fractures in all, but that would only be a guess. I do know I spent a good deal of time recovering from those fractures and the surgeries designed to make […]

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physical disabilities

Internet Marketing Professional with OI

Audacity Magazine is searching all over the world to hear the stories of people with physical disabilities. We have a voice and it deserves to be heard. We took a moment to catch up with Richard Alcantara, an internet marketing professional with over 8 years of experience working in affiliate

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