Playing Fair: Doubt, Disability and School Spirit

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Erin Kelly examines principal Ken Thiessen’s recent decision to single out a student athlete because of his disability. ——— Doubt is natural. It’s one of the many human qualities that’s born within the soul and blossoms in the light of the outside world. It’s bred by the things we see, hear, think and feel—and what we’ve done to […]

Call for Submissions: Building a Better Society Through Personal Action

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With questionable headlines flooding the news and media everyday, GMP wants to know what you’re doing for society.

From the Ground Up: Build a Better World on the Fundamentals of Inclusion and Disability

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Erin Kelly explores The United Nations’ recent proposal to include the disabled in their plans for evacuation, recovery and relief during natural disasters.

The Power of Parallels: The Hawking Family, Disability and Me

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Erin Kelly examines how the similarities between Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’ portrayal of Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything collide with her own life.

That the sign change won’t change everyone’s mind, but boy it is a huge improvement.

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Times are changing, and so is the recognition of the silent messages our environment sends.

In the Mirror: Disability, Love and Friendship

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

The Silent War of Mental Illness, Disability and Ferguson

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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

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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

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

Wednesday Writer Tweets of the Day

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

Quiet Survival: A Story of Detainment

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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

Code Blue Handicap Parking Sign

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