Category: Make Things Happen

Blogger-in-chief, award-winning public speaker, and disability awareness advocate Shari Cooper provides insight, humor, and reflection on a range of issues.

DEI DIGEST BY: Guest-Blogger Malon Hood & DEI Committee

As a woman, who’s black, and has a disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is very important to me. I love to see DEI being represented everywhere I go. Unfortunately, it isn’t, usually I’m the one at the table representing the three characters that make me who I am. When you don’t see people who... Read more »
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CODA- A Golden Perspective Into The Deaf Community

Every community has its own unique culture and unless you’re a part of it, know someone, or are invited in, you may never understand how one lives. I’ve found the deaf community to be a very private community that often does not invite outsiders. Although I never understood why this was, I respected their culture.... Read more »
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Living with (and without) Bipolar Disorder By Miles H.

In the past, many individuals felt ashamed if they suffered with a bipolar disorder. Matter of fact, until about a decade or so ago, no one even knew what a bipolar disorder was. Living with any disability can cause its own struggles, but it’s the negative judgements from others that often makes it even harder.... Read more »
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Women Rock

Happy Women’s History Month. There are many women I admire that have helped shaped me into the strong independent women I am today. Without the mentoring of great women, many girls wouldn’t have the knowledge needed to grow into the women they are today. As a woman with a disability, I admire the pioneers who... Read more »
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Advocacy 365

Once again, I come to blog nation to help me celebrate March.  This month is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. I am so happy there’s a month to share with the world to show the strides in which we make as a community. The month of March not only gives persons with disabilities to share their... Read more »
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Dental With Empathy

Receiving dental care is a big deal in the disability community.  Beyond finding an actual dentist, there are other barriers that are usually not considered. So, with this blog, my hope is to bring this subject to the forefront and help others find the best way to keep their teeth healthy. Dental care is a... Read more »
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The Struggles to Achieve Cherry

Most of you know that I love my scooter and it is very important to me for my mobility and independence.  Well, last year, it was time to get a spanking new shiny scooter.  That task proved to be a struggle.  I eventually was able to get my new scooter, which I named Cherry; but... Read more »
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Honoring Black History 2022-Another Great 28

Black History Month is one of my favorite months. I’m honored to be a part of such a prestigious group of people. It’s my pleasure to share my annual list honoring some of the best.   Marcus Cooper- because of my brother, Marcus, the Dayton’s streets are cleared of trash and snow. Marcus is a... Read more »
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