Posts tagged "disability"

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Kanye West Stops Concert To Tell A Fan In A Wheelchair To “Stand Up”

Holy FACEPALM. Last night at a concert in Sydney, Australia, Kanye West stopped the music to call out a few fans who hadn’t gotten to their feet when he told…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Now I See You Author Nicole Kear On Going Blind In Her 20s

Buying your first piece of IKEA furniture. Backpacking around Europe. One-night stands. Splurging on dinner Friday night and spending the rest of the week eating ramen. These are just a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2014 - 9:00 am

Girl Talk: 4 Questions For Guys About Dating Someone With A Disability

I’ve always prided myself on being a pretty fearless person. I was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a genetic bone and muscular disorder, and spent much of my childhood in and…

Melissa Blake | May 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

10-Year-Old Girl Petitions American Girl For Disabled Doll In A Wheelchair

This is 10-year-old Melissa Shang. In addition to being completely adorable and obsessed with American Girl dolls, Melissa also suffers from muscular dystrophy. She has Charchot-Marie-Tooth disease, which means she cannot feel…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Blind Man Falls On NYC Subway Tracks, His Service Dog Jumps Down After Him

There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

It’s Time To Cry: Little Girl With Deaf Parents Signs Christmas Carols During Holiday Concert

Today’s most adorable child in the world award goes to this little girl who signed all the holiday songs during her school’s concert for her deaf parents in the audience.

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Autism Awareness Advocate Carly Fleischmann

Carly Fleischmann has co-authored a book with her father, starred in a film, has 97,000 followers on Facebook, and will attend the University of Toronto in the fall.

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

Bill Introduced To Help Military Sexual Assault Survivors Get Disability Benefits

Yesterday afternoon, two Democratic politicians introduced the Ruth Moore Act, a bill to support former service members who survived sexual assault in the military. Veterans Affairs has long rejected disability…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Frisky Mail Bag: How To Write About Disabilities

Last week in Today’s Lady News, I posted about a man in Connecticut who had his sexual assault conviction overturned by a court. Richard Fourtin, Jr. had raped a woman with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Miss Montana Alexis Wineman Could Be The First Miss America With Autism

Meet Alexis Wineman, 2012’s Miss Montana who is headed to the Miss America pageant this January. This year, Alexis will truly be unlike all the other pageant competitors: she was…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 9:20 am

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast…

Jaime Jenett | May 11, 2012 - 1:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Watch A Deaf Woman Hear For The First Time

Oh hai. Have you cried yet today? That’s all going to change when you watch this video of a 29-year-old deaf woman hearing for the first time thanks to a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2011 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Girl Scouts Help Develop A Prosthetic Hand For 3-Year-Old Girl

A Girl Scout troop in Iowa, who calls themselves the Flying Monkeys, helped develop a prosthetic hand for a disabled three-year-old girl named Danielle. Geez, I wonder what kind of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Woman With No Arms Earns Her Black Belt In Taekwondo

Sheila Radziewicz, 32, of Salem, Massachusetts, does not have either one of her arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from earning her black belt in taekwondo! For her black belt…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm