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Emily Ladau
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Passionate Disability Rights Advocate, Blogger at Words I Wheel By
Passionate Disability Rights Advocate, Blogger at Words I Wheel By

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Still working on your holiday shopping this #CyberMonday? Why not check off loved ones on your gift list and get in the holiday spirit by supporting entrepreneurs with disabilities? Check out my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Disability Edition for some incredible, unique finds and exclusive discounts! Please share this gift guide high, low, and with everyone you know, and don't forget fill me in if you buy something from one of the featured shops so I can share in your holiday excitement!

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NEW blog post: http://bit.ly/1QuYGzV

In a room full of diverse millenial social justice activists at a recent corporate event, I hoped I would feel understood. And yet, I found that we were a sea of voices each speaking out on behalf of our own causes, not always quite grasping what the others had to say.
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The Cerebral Palsy Foundation has launched a ‪#‎JustSayHi‬ campaign that's meant to encourage the public not to feel awkward around people who have disabilities. Sadly, it really misses the mark.
What's actually the best thing to do when you see a disabled person? ‪#‎JustActNormally‬

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A reader reached out to ask what insights I'd share with future teachers about students with disabilities. So, let's get the conversation going! What do you want educators to know?

#disability  #backtoschool

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Some people think I'm bitter. Or angry. And it's pretty much expected that I've always got my activism hat on. But sometimes, I wonder if I need to take it off and remind people that activism does NOT equal pessimism. --> http://bit.ly/1f3RVG8

Is it possible to be known as anything other than angry if you're an activist? I think yes. Do you?

#activism  #disability
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Ever been caught in front of a crowd without knowing what to do?
This is my worst nightmare. And also a big key to figuring out who I am.

(If you need convincing to click this, there's an embarrassing home video clip of me singing a song titled "I'm A Girl" that I wrote at age 10. Pint-sized feminism.)

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If we view activism as a garden - one that requires teamwork to grow and thrive - we can begin to move past ageism in the disability community. Honored to be on Disability.gov today, sharing words that are a little different than my usual and perhaps a bit controversial, but that I believe with my whole heart.

https://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2015/06/22/sowing-new-seeds-in-the-garden-of-disability-rights-activism/

#ADA25  #disability

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Do I ever sound like a broken record to you? There's a reason for that. I keep talking about the same things because the same things keep happening. And I will keep talking about the same things until the same things stop happening.Here's my latest for the Center for Disability Rights --> http://bit.ly/1HTwTWb
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You've probably seen the viral #Qdoba video by now, right? Do you love it? Read this and think again: http://bit.ly/1Pxhccm

No doubt it's an act of kindness, but much of the public response makes my stomach turn. Why do people just assume the woman is helpless or that it's deeply inspiring to see her out and about?

The woman in the video is a PERSON who ASKED for assistance. Objectifying her is just not fair.

What do you think?

#disability
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Sweatpants masquerading as super cute jeans might just be the most brilliant thing I've ever worn.

If you're on the hunt for a new pair of pants, ABL Denim has you covered. Check out my review to learn more about their amazing Denim Sweatpant AND get a discount if you want your own pair!

#jeans #clothes #disability #adaptive
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