In the Mirror: Disability, Love and Friendship

friendship

Erin Kelly believes there’s more to love and friendship than what society portrays.

The Silent War of Mental Illness, Disability and Ferguson

The Silent War

Erin Kelly examines the impact of wrongful death due to mental illness and disability in the midst of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

My Wheelchair Doesn’t Define Me

wheelchiar abandoned

Erin Kelly on her wheelchair, its stigmas and how they’ve helped her find dignity as an individual.

Out of the Shadows: When Catcalling Crosses the Line Again

Andre-H.-Arruda-e1417017087111

Erin Kelly explores the dangerous consequences of catcalling people with disabilities.

Wednesday Writer Tweets of the Day

wed-11-5-tweets

See what some of our writers are saying on Twitter, and how you can follow them.

Quiet Survival: A Story of Detainment

Jeffrey-Fowle-AP-290x173

Erin Kelly recounts the story of Jeffrey Fowle and two other Americans who were recently detained in North Korea.

Beyond Politics: Privacy, Disability and The Public Eye

Hagan_sec

Erin Kelly examines Chris Hayden’s recent decision to publicly reveal the fact he has a disability, despite being US Senator Kay Hagan’s press secretary.

The Moment My Hands Followed My Shadow

eyboard

Erin Kelly reflects on the power of opportunity in celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Why Didn’t I Try to Make the World a Better Place?

saudi kids:ANPhoto

Recent milestones in Saudi Arabia for disabled youth, and how those milestones have the potential to make the world a better place.

I Am Vulnerable Because I’m Disabled, Not Because I’m a Woman

I Am Vulnerable Because I’m Disabled, Not Because I’m a Woman Francesca Dioni *Aemaeth*:Flickr

Erin Kelly reveals the detrimental impact of gender stereotyping on both men and women with disabilities.

Code Blue Handicap Parking Sign

disabled-sign

Erin Kelly takes a look at the path of action in New York’s changes to the handicap parking sign.

The Warrior Poet and the Apprentice

Cameron

Erin Kelly reflects on her unexpected arrival at The Good Men Project, and how Cameron Conaway changed her life with one e-mail.

The Golden Loop in The Golden Circle

Golden loop in golden circle  matthewthecoolguy:Flickr

Erin Kelly examines how author Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle” model for success and leadership can be applied to individuals with disabilities.

Winds of Change: Are You Being Rude to People With Disabilities Without Knowing It?

2643589547_46db1a9442_z.jpg

Erin Kelly looks at a series of ads intended to help people learn to be more comfortable interacting with folks with disabilities, and to help nurture empathy.

Step By Step: A Brother’s Lesson in Love, Empathy and Giving Back

gandee

Hunter Grandee recently completed a 40-mile walk in his hometown with his brother in an attempt to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Erin Kelly examines the lesson we can all learn from his efforts.

Weighing the Scales: When Crime Collides With Humanity

Weighing the Scales by man pikin

When is disability fraud okay? Evidence suggests David Disney’s actions were justified. Erin Kelly weighs in and offers a fresh perspective.