So here it is my very first post.

This is the moment that seems like it has taken an eternity to happen. You have a vision of what you want, but sometimes what you want isn’t always possible. I visualized an accessibility project that would potentially change the world, or so I believed. The more I thought of this project, the bigger it got and the reality set in that I couldn’t possibly do this on my own. It was enormous and I am mother to a beautiful girl that requires a great deal of me (see my about me page). It was then that my sister said, “Begin with a blog, get your voice out there and see what happens”. Although that made perfect sense to me, I still continually went back to my project and thoughts on how I could get it off the ground.

Well, a year or more went by and I finally decided my sister was right. Now, as the ideas for this blog continue to burst from my brain, I’m excited. I make no promises that I will write every day but I will do my best. This is not a blog to dump out all my blues or horror stories that I have faced. Equally it is not a blog for visitors to do that either.

My topics will vary and I hope that people of all walks of life will enjoy this and not look at this a strictly a disability blog site. I maintain the freedom to post whatever is on my mind, disability related or otherwise. On that note let me also say I hate the word disabilities, it seems so negative to me as though it focuses on what someone can’t do. We all have different abilities and I’m only using the word because that seems to be the one most used for lack of a better one.

My dream for this blog is that the fears of the unknown when it comes to disabilities will diminish. A mother or father will learn how their child can play with mine and that my child is a playful little soul just like theirs. I want to bring awareness to what the needs of persons with disabilities are and advocate for them. I want this blog to change stereotypes that come with disabilities, and to provide resources and tips.

Let’s be wheelistic, this could be a tall order for a blog. I intend to give it my best shot. Enjoy.

4 Responses to “My wheelistic view”

  • Tracy Young:

    So far so good sweet friend. Keep at it.
    Love to everyone.
    tracy

  • Bridget Jensen:

    CONGRATULATIONS RHONDA !!!!!!!!!
    You finally did it after months of ‘sweat and tears’. I’m sure you’ll find it very rewarding and a great place to release your creative juices. It looks great and I can’t wait to see your children’s books in print. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers
    Bridget

  • Rhonda, mothers by instinct protect and nurture their babies, they teach their children the ways of the world… but you have been given a beautifully special child and to read your posts it seems to me that this child is right where she should be- teaching you, you teaching her, and you both teaching the world. This site is a gift. Bravo Mommy bravo!

    • admin:

      Thank you so much. Your words warmed my heart. This site is a work in progress, but I believe it will be great. I look forward to sharing, learning, and growing.

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(Wheel-ist-ic) Adj: awareness or acceptance of actual fact, real existence, or truth with relation to inclusion, accessibility and/or persons with disabilities.

Let’s Be Wheelisitic is a blog designed to open communication, share and create change through parenting, awareness, inclusion and advocacy. Over the years people have encouraged me to use my voice and experiences with my daughter to help others with or without disabilities, or parents of children with disabilities. This blog is my way of doing just that. I hope you will find this site enjoyable, educational, helpful, and rewarding.
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