I am in my mid 20's now so I think its appropriate to talk about dating. I always get so nervous to breach the topic because I feel like no one will understand, but we live in a world with internet. This means that millions of people have access to this post. Its not about understanding anymore. The focus is exposure and education. I don't know what I am looking for out of this, but I do think that the content of this post is interesting. I just have a few questions that need answers.
To start, What do people think about dating someone with a differing level of or limited ability?
Next, What role does social media play in all of this?
Then, for those who date online, how much disclosure is necessary at the onset?
To follow, do people have a right to put disclosure on a need to know basis?
Finally, if it matters to you, why does it matter?
I really want to know what people think. I have some great things coming in the near future. Lets start the conversation. Do not feel pressu…
I can't believe it has been over a year since I posted here. I am so so sorry. So many things have happened in the past year. I moved apartments, states, law schools, and got a puppy. It is official. Once I finish my last final next Friday I will be a 3L.
Coincidentally, I did not know if I would be saying this so soon after what happened a couple of months ago. My former law school the Charlotte Law School got into so much trouble with the government that I did not feel confident I could trust the school itself with my legal education,so I left this past December.
The transition was difficult. Colleagues, friends, and classmates all torn apart in the blink of an eye. I continue to believe that I am blessed. I found a school that accepted me and everything I came with. Everything works out how it is supposed to because now I am confident that this school and its network will place me on the trajectory necessary for me to be the best advocate I can be.
Just viewed the Christmas Day service live online from my from my home church in GA and the message was... Don't be afraid of who you are, Embrace how God made you, and live without limits because like Rudolph the Red nose reindeer you may be teased and talked about, but then you are called to save the day doing something that only you can do, it its you that will go down in history. This message hit home with me because I am unique among those that know me. I have mild Cerebral Palsy, I use assistive technology to walk and get around,I AM BLACK, well traveled, a Latin honor graduate of the #1HBCU Spelman College, A Teach for America Alum, a first Generation College student, and now I am a law student. I embrace all the aspects of who I am. I am God's child who is blessed and highly favored. There have been many people who do not think I should be pursuing the path that I am on. They are afraid that it is too much for me to handle, or that I won't ever make it to the pl…
So, I am living the dream... or so I thought. Being in law school is one of the hardest endeavors I have undertaken. I hope in the end it is all worth it. I went to an Academic Retreat for the Black Law Student Association subregion associated with my school, and it got me to thinking--I am not prepared for this at all. My whole life I have been preparing for this, but my whole life didn't prepare me. The attributes of who I am have, from what I understand, put me at a disadvantage. I am African American, a woman, and in a wheelchair. The good thing is that the demographic at my law school is majority women. Also, there are so many diverse students and students of color. Even though we make up a majority, we are still a minority. For me as a first generation college student, I just do not have the connections. I have decided not to complain though. I have to take a step back and realize what school is for. If everyone came to school knowing everything, then school would n…