1. michellefrost:

    This is my wonderful beautiful angel of a friend Emily. Two years ago she had a terrible accident that placed her in a wheelchair. There is hope for her to walk again, but the financial burden has become too heavy for her (she is 22) to bear. Please help us get this sweet girl back on her feet. Every dollar counts and please share as much as possible too. Love and thanks to you all




    (via chubby-bunnies)

  2. the-goddamazon:



    Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

    For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

    Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

    From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

    She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.


    I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

    This is so important.

    (via kacyluv)

  3. plantaplanta:



    So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it. 


    This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY

    No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now. 

    I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life. 

    this really helped me out when i didn’t have insurance. like, being able to spend only $8 on meds that normally would’ve cost me $100+ is incredible.

    Very important

  4. ugly:





    Putting on pants without using hands

    what did i just..

    this was more beautiful than i could ever imagine

    my morning routine

    my daily exercise, done

    (via fake-mermaid)


  5. disabledgirlism:

    it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

    (via sizequeenofhearts)


  7. chronicillnesstruths:

    Chronic illness has this way of taking away your ability to earn money while simultaneously costing you a whole lot more money. Lovely.

    (via flammable-femme)


  8. sanderlust:

    my biggest fear is falling and dying in the shower and my family finding me naked

    (Source: 23jan, via fake-mermaid)


  9. Anonymous said: Congrats about the birth of your baby! Did being an amputee effect the birthing process? Did you wear your prosthetic?

    Thank you!!! I did wear my leg because my labor and delivery were so much faster than I ever expected. Also, my midwife thought that the leverage would be helpful when it came to pushing which I agree it was I don’t know what it would have been like without it. Lastly, really I had a magical easy birth- I broke my water forty minutes before her delivery and there was only twelve minutes of pushing and it was only two big pushes and she was out.

  10. stayactiv:

    How we show up to events…

    Please tell me this Is a bunch of hot ass disabled gals in hot ass cars pulling up to the park…

    I know its not but a girl can dream right?

    (via affluence-de-la-vie)


  11. pluralfloral:

    I want to see fat women portrayed as desirable & sexually autonomous

    I want to see trans women portrayed as desirable & sexually autonomous

    I want to see women of color portrayed as desirable & sexually autonomous

    I want to see women with disabilities portrayed as desirable & sexually autonomous

    It shouldn’t be considered a favor to be found attractive, & it sure as hell isnt a compliment to be fetishized. I want more fucking media that acknowledges that. fuck.

    (via gtfothinspo)

  12. unyq-design:

    Phoenix by Alex Minsky

    The Phoenix was custom designed and inspired by Alex Minsky. What people don’t get about the story of the phoenix is that the mythological bird’s transformation isn’t some picnic. Our flying friend spends ages building a nest before lying inside and burning up. Only after that work does he fly again, a bigger badass than ever. Renewal takes sweat, grit, and pain. If it didn’t, the mighty phoenix would just be some pigeon.


  13. Disabled Woman vs. Dating Site Trolls - Daily Beast


    Disabled Woman vs. Dating Site Trolls
    Daily Beast
    Uploading photos to online dating websites causes everybody some level of anxiety, but what if—rather than worrying about how your hair looks in that picture—you worried about how your residual limb looks? For the 20 percent of Americans who have …

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  14. Anonymous said: If your prosthetic broke at work what did you do? How did you get home or do anything at work?


    I luckily have a great roommate who had a day off, so he brought my crutches to work and took my broken leg home for me. It is nice having people you can count on when you need it.

    This happened to me once. Mortifying but I too luckily had someone who could bring me crutches and care for me


  15. Question for my fellow amputees: Do you still experience phantom pain? What do you do about it? How do you get it to lessen?


    I’m always curious about different peoples techniques. What are yours?

    Wrap it up! At first its a million times worse but then it kind of fades out.

    Also I am a huge fan of soaking my limb in salt waters or finding distractions