Author: Shari Cooper

A Thirst For Words

I love words! Since I became blogger-in-chief, my love to discover new words has grown even stronger. Since my passion for words is so strong, I decided to scatter a few of my favorites throughout this post. Growing up, one way I conveyed my feelings was putting pen to paper. Well, in my case since... Read more »
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MC SCOOP Celebrating Developmental Disability Awareness Month

While the world prepares to celebrate Developmental Disability Awareness in March, I’m preparing to once again emcee Ohio’s Developmental Disability Awareness & Advocacy Day Event! As I mentioned in previous posts, the unique event which takes place in Columbus, Ohio at the statehouse is a hour long program where selected advocates, directors of disabilities related... Read more »
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The City of Trotwood and the Revitalization

Have you heard the news? Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley (GESMV) is opening a new campus in Trotwood, Ohio and it’s going to help many. I’m currently employed at GESMV’s main campus located in Downtown Dayton and I’m so excited to see a similar one go-up in Trotwood. When I say this campus is going to... Read more »
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Linda’s Vision

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.   Some people may have the perception that a person with low vision can be incapable and not have the ability to live life to its fullest. Well, I am here, along with my friend Linda, to break down that perception. Like with other disabilities, you find ways of... Read more »
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Make-Up On My Own

Much to my mother’s dismay, I fell in love with make-up when I was around 15 years of age. I liked it all including blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, foundation, but my favorite was lipstick. Although I was all into the make-up game, my mother was not so much. She thought I was too young to... Read more »
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28 of the Best Black History 2023

Welcome to Black History Month and my annual 28 of the greatest people who’ve influenced my life! Jonathon Cooper-my brother and the best maintenance man in the city. Jay, who’s two years older than me, was my play buddy growing up and most of all, my friend. Thanks for being a great big brother. Lois... Read more »
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Accessible Gaming

My brother, Jay, would always receive gaming systems as a gift for the holidays and birthdays.  The very first system was an Atari and then a Nintendo. I loved playing both and, of course, he’d let me play because as he says, “I’m his little sister.” Plus, I would bug the heck out of him.... Read more »
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Fifty & Fabulous

Guess who’s going to be 50 years old on Friday. Yes, me! I can’t believe I’m going to be half a century old. Feels like I was just 21 years old yesterday. Matter fact let’s look back. When I turned 16, I had a sweet sixteenth party and started my journey to independence. At 18,... Read more »
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The 2023 Ditch

Did you know January 17th is National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day? Statistics show if you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, it is more than likely you will break it by January 17th.  To be honest, I thought the date for breaking resolutions would have been sooner. In fact, only nine percent actually keep their... Read more »
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