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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Audacity Magazine Impossible

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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Boost Blog Traffic

Jon Morrow from Boost Blog Traffic

Almost two years ago, I met Jon Morrow at NMX in Las Vegas. He was the only speaker at the conference with a physical disability yet, he doesn’t write or speak about living with Muscular Dystrophy. It takes a back seat in his life. Having physical disabilities shouldn’t stop us from pursuing

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Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay Mends My Broken Heart

  Last Thursday, Anthony and I went back to the scene of the crime, Bobby’s Burger Palace. You can read all about the day Bobby Flay broke my heart here on this  link. With your help, our concerns reached Bobby Flay’s people. We met Bob Mundell not Bobby Flay but that’s ok.

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