19 Examples of Ability Privilege — Everyday Feminism

17 Nov



Life, love, and loss

1 Nov

Some thoughts by climbing legend Stephanie Davis


Martyn Ashton trying to adapt

31 Oct

Martyn Ashton was one of the world’s leading trials bike riders, and the person who created the outstanding films: road bike party one, and rode bike party two  (see links below).



last year he suffered a horrible accident and is now paraplegic. This is a story of how he is learning to adapt:


I find it interesting that even though he was injured on a bicycle, his mind is focused on somehow, someday getting back on a bicycle, because that is who he is and what he wants to do in life.



Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

21 Oct

Let’s wait to see if the results can be replicated with other patients in other countries. Nevertheless, this is very interesting news.




While many people in the SCI community have denounced this latest news as little more than a media stunt, there is more to the story than meets the eye, as the following one hour BBC documentary shows.



What it feels like to be paralyzed

20 Oct

One person’s view:


Quadriplegic getting things done

4 Oct

Here’s a short video by a quadriplegic injured at the C6 level showing how he accomplishes simple tasks with very limited hand function. My injury level is higher, at the C4 level, but still, provides incentive for me to try to figure out how to use my limited capabilities to the best of my abilities.





The sounds of paragliding

2 Oct

Get a good pair of stereo speakers and enjoy the sounds that accompany the stunning visual images in this short video about paragliding.



The meaning of life

10 Sep

What meaning or purpose is there to life, especially after a severe spinal cord injury? Perhaps this man’s speech can give us some ideas:

10:55 “And here is my idea of romance. you’ll soon be dead. life will sometimes seem long and tuff and god it’s tiring. and you’ll sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. and then you’ll be old and then you’ll be dead. theres only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence and that is, fill it. not feel it. fill it. and in my opinion until Ill change it. Life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can. taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running, being enthusiastic. and then there’s love and travel and wine and sex and art and kids and giving and mountain climbing. but you know all that stuff already. it’s incredible exciting thing this one, meaningless life of yours. Good luck.” (speech ends at 12 minutes).


Summer in Calgary

10 Sep

This is how Calgarians celebrate the last week of summer.

Check out @markusoff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/markusoff/status/509715435240321024

The Precious Commodity of Time: Taking A Second Look at the Effects of Paralysis

10 Sep

The Precious Commodity of Time: Taking A Second Look at the Effects of Paralysis – http://huff.to/WOEpgg