“Empowerment happens when we realize we have what it takes to make a difference, and choose to do so.” Maria R. Palacios
Welcome to CripStory, a blog I have created with the purpose of sharing experiences, memories, lessons, poems and other aspects of my personal journey as a woman with a disability. It is my hope to empower other women (and men) with disabilities to discover and embrace their own personal power and to offer awareness about disability rights, disability and sexuality, positive body image and self-esteem, historical and cultural views of disability and much more.
Below are some of the themes you can look forward to reading in future blogs:
Love, Sex & Relationships
Poetry and Poetic Excerpts
The importance of positive language as we relate to the disabled body
Growing Up Disabled: Childhood stories and other memories
Disability related news, updates, critiques and advocacy
Exclusive updates on Maria’s latest work, projects and workshops
I look forward to opening this window into yet another aspect of myself as an advocate and creative spirit.
With Love & Gratitude,
Maria R. Palacios
The Goddess on Wheels