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People with disabilities should be viewed as dateable

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is taking on the myth that people with disabilities are disconnected from sexuality. The first model who uses a wheelchair to be featured at New York Fashion Week, and Miss Wheelchair New York 2, Sheypuk believes that…
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Scream Queens fails at depicting character with NF

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is calling for the popular TV show Scream Queens to educate itself about neurofibromatosis, or NF, following a recent episode filled with misinformation. In the episode, the show introduced a character with NF named Tyler. Tyler…
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People with disabilities excluded from UK nightclubs

We all have pastimes we like to do to have fun and relax with friends. Often, these pastimes include engagement with our town or city in a way that is enjoyable and often essential to feeling like we ‘belong’ in…
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Higher education still presents barriers to students with invisible disabilities

Finding the perfect college that matches your individual needs is a struggle – and one that can be especially difficult for students with invisible disabilities such as dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. If a university does not provide…
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The Invisible Disability Project is making it easier to call out ableism

Do you ever find yourself explaining ‘ableism’ to a friend or colleague for what feels like the hundredth time? Every individual should be familiar with the term, yet unfortunately people with disabilities are often tasked with the burden of repeatedly…
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MIT lab creates accessible fashion every summer

Almost everyone has experience with mainstream clothing that does not always fit the needs of each individual. For people with disabilities, this divergence between what’s needed and what’s available can be even more pronounced. Open Style Lab works to explore…
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“Sex is a Funny Word” offers inclusive view of sexuality for children

The struggle to find the ‘right’ approach to talk to children about sex and bodies is nothing new, and neither are books that offer to guide those conversations. Despite this, Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings,…
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Frozen star Kristen Bell shares her experience with depression

Kristen Bell is known for her roles in hits including Frozen and Veronica Mars. And now, she is also becoming known for openly discussing her depression. In a letter published on Motto, an online magazine created by the editors…
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Vogue Brasil features able-bodied actors photoshopped to look like Paralympians

Vogue Brasil drew backlash recently by featuring two soap opera stars who had been digitally edited to look like they had amputations. The actors, Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena, were intended to resemble two specific Brazilian Paralympic athletes –…