Corporate influence over nonprofits through donations is something that is rarely discussed. This is especially true when we consider the influence corporate donations to nonprofits has on advocacy efforts of those nonprofits. While this reality is true for almost every nonprofit, I will use the example of blindness organizations to highlight this point. I’m using… Continue reading Corporate Donations Prevent Advocacy
My biological father doesn’t know about my blog. He didn’t give me permission to discuss him here. So, I will not provide any information that could identify him in this post. Sitting here about 48 hours after our meeting, I’m wishing I had reached out to him years earlier. Sometimes, it’s easy to let the… Continue reading I Met my Biological Father
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks. On that day, as many know, more than 3,000 Americans died. Every year since, September 11 is marked with tributes to the dead, the heroes that risked and/or lost their lives, and to America itself. All of the tributes, somber, statements, and moments of silence… Continue reading Coronavirus Should Matter More Than September 11
I’m writing this post from Desiree, my fiancé’s, office in the middle of the night. I took six days off from work and have been enjoying time with Desiree in Texas.
I haven’t written about it in years, but I was adopted. One of the earliest posts I published here briefly described why I was put up for adoption, my search for my mom, and our first meeting. Recently, I have been thinking about my experiences as an adoptee and the experiences Mom has lived as… Continue reading I Will Contact my Biological Father
There are many reasons why the capitalist class, their politicians, and their media constantly focus on the absurd myth of individualism, but one of the most misunderstood reasons for their devout focus on individualism is the way it encourages people to hate each other. Anyone who knows anything about America knows that individualism only applies… Continue reading Individualism Makes Many Hate
It has become acceptable to use words like underprivileged, underrepresented, and underserved. But as hard as corporations, politicians, and the media try to convince, there is no such thing as being underprivileged.
I have been venting a lot lately, but this is another important rant. The number of companies that work in the accessibility space and hire few to no people with disabilities is staggering and shameful. If a company won’t hire people with disabilities it doesn’t care about people with disabilities or accessibility.
The title may be a bit harsh, but it makes an important point. In most cases, if you have to ask a person with a disability if something is accessible, the odds are very high it isn’t.
Recently, I wrote about it taking me an hour to pay my garbage bill. I’m happy to say Waste Management has been responsive. I have reason to believe their payment system will be accessible as early as next week.