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Allegra Keys
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No More Deaths
My disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, is the number 1 genetic killer of children under the age of 2. Today I am 24 and I just witnessed history be made. But first, allow me to explain my disease. I was born summer of 92. My mother said that when she was in l...
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Thank You, U.S.
I couldn't finish watching the results come in during Election Night 2016. As Trump kept getting closer to 270 I went to bed praying for a miracle. I knew that after having 8 years of Obama we probably wouldn't have another democratic President; the good ol...
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Three 14 Year Old Girls
In three different times there were three different 14 year old girls. They all had one commonality: death intoxicated their minds. We will call the first girl Maria. She came from a broken home in a broken neighborhood where the sidewalks were as cracked a...
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Me Before Ableist B.S.
As a person with a severe disability no one has ever told me to my face that my life is worthless but I'll be damned if Hollywood doesn't constantly push the notion that it's better to be dead than disabled. http://media.salon.com/2016/05/me_before_you.jpg ...
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The Invisible Voter
Dear Bernie, I chose you to take my campaign-speech-rally-virginity. Being a first timer I didn't know what to expect but I was excited. I had been vaguely following your slow ascent from a Vermont Senator to a serious contender in this election. I had list...
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Humility is Never Bad
No one ever tells you... If you do it right, life will humble you. As humans we tend to categorize and divide other humans. Ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and socioeconomic status are just a few dividing factors. I was raised fairly middle class....
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