Ladies’ Choice

When I was in high school, I wrote a research paper about abortion. More specifically, it discussed the possibility of eradicating disability by using genetic tests to identify and abort babies who would be born different. As a young girl with disabilities, the idea that a mother would kill their unborn child because they found…

World Awesome, Er Autism Day

No, I’m not wearing blue, or lighting things blue, or giving a damn about the color blue with autism speaks. Number one, they don’t truly support the people they claim to serve and number two, I wouldn’t be able to identify the color blue if I tripped over it. I will however fully support this…

Stars Align

It’s another Thursday at work, coming straight home to a quiet house afterwords, but it’s also valentines day, and I’m celebrating. I’m not getting chocolate, or flowers, or a fancy dinner, and that’s okay; it’s all material and money spent. Besides, I’ve got something better. I’ve got someone to love, and be loved by. Someone…

Dwarfism Awareness Q&A

The fact that I have two disabilities means I walk the line between two communities. Often people in one don’t know how the other integrates into my life. So, with October being dwarfism awareness day, I thought I’d pose a Q and A session to facebook and see what people want to know. How tall…

Living, Loving, Learning: Leilani’s Letter

What is it like to grow up with two moms and a brother? I never had two parents nor did I have siblings, but in a way, I guess I did. Afterall, my earliest memories mostly consist of you, aunt Leilani, and my cousin, Austin. I remember trecking through the airport heading to see grandpa,…