This entry originally appeared on my disability blog, I hate stairs.
Beginning a blog about disability has sparked an interest in what other people with disabilities are writing about. I’ve been putting together a collection in my del.icio.us bookmarks tagged “stairhaters.” Now that I have seen what all is out there, I now realize that what I thought was a unique idea is, well, not all that unique. But that’s OK. I’m looking forward to getting connected with the disability blogoshpere.
So I thought I would share with you some of the things I’ve been reading in the past few days.
The first is brokenclay.org/journal. It’s interesting, intelligent, and the mood feels right. It’s also one of the longest running blogs I’ve come across (since 2001). I enjoyed the post “Two Encounters.”
The new blog that I have been reading the most is cherylberyl, who blogs on Disaboom. Believe it or not, she has a way of venting frustrations that helps me relate to the problems she has. She has been struggling with the idea of using a power chair. It’s funny, because even though I’ve been using a power chair since age 3, I seem to relate to the experience she is having. Oh, and if you are going to hate a power chair, this is how you should do it. The posts can be long, but they’re worth it.
It seems that no matter where I happen to find myself in the disability blogosphere, I keep seeing one name. KaraSwims. Kara blogs on Disaboom and on her own personal blog. Topics on her blog vary, but she is not shy at all about discussing the way disability affects her life. She even finds herself talking about it too much.
Another interesting read is How to be an Inspiration, from Stephen Deal, a writer from the UK. I haven’t been reading it long, but from what I can tell, it is thoughtful and funny.
So this is what I’ve been doing for the past few days. Coming soon will be a feature written by my brother about a family who has seven children, one of whom has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. In addition, I may give some thoughts about some childhood experiences.