My fantastic life as a fully functional, independent, disabled woman
My goal is to teach those who are disabled that, no matter what you can do whatever you want in life. I also wanted to teach those who are not disabled, that we are just like them. Sometimes I feel like people, who are not disabled, don’t understand that those of us who are disabled can be just like them, we just do things different. Also, I feel like a lot of us who are disabled struggle with the feeling of being left out in a world that is meant for able bodied people.
This blog is meant to help others learn about different disability/mental health topics. It’s also meant to encourage those who are struggling, whether it be with mental health or your disability. I also created this blog as a guidance to those who are dealing with mental health conditions, or a disability as well.
You may check out all my posts, even those that were not part of my niches, which are disability and mental health related topics. I started this blog before I really figured out my niches. I love to write, so that is what I did at the beginning. Now that I have found my niches, you will see more disability related topics, and more mental health related topics. Sometimes, I might even tie the two together, because they can go hand in hand.
I feel my blog is unique because it’s a learning tool for a lot of people. Those who are dealing with a disability or mental health may find something in my blog that may help them. Those who are not disabled or dealing with a mental health condition may learn how to better help those who are dealing with a disability or a mental health condition.
Let me introduce myself, my name is Jessica Roush. I’m a 31-year-0ld with Spina Bifida, Fibromyalgia, depression, scoliosis, arthritis and a few other medical issues. I’m originally from Ohio, but in October of 2017 I moved to Illinois, to be with my fiancé. My fiancé’s name is Chad, and he is disabled as well. He has Cerebral Palsy and is hearing impaired. I was the only child that my parents had together. However, I have two amazing step brothers, who I absolutely love. I’m the oldest one of the three of us. I also have an amazing almost 2-year-old nephew named David Victor, who I absolutely adore more than anything.
When I created this blog, I was inspired because I wanted to help others. I wanted to let those who are disabled know that they are just like everyone else. We tend to not realize that others may struggle too, just like us. Also, for those who have a mental health condition, like depression, I wanted to show that we are not alone in our mental health conditions, and that there are others out there who struggle with mental health like us. My last goal with this, was to show those who aren’t disabled or dealing with a mental health condition that no matter what you think those of us, who are disabled or have a mental health condition, we can still live a normal life just like you. If you have a disability or mental health condition, know someone who does or just want a learning tool, then this is the place for you! I have placed two pictures below. One of just me, the other of Chad and I.
I hope you enjoy your time on my blog and as always have a FANTASTIC day!
Are you unsure of where to go next? Check out this post that I did on 10 things to NEVER say to someone who is disabled: http://jessicaswritingsamples.thespeedygonzalez.com/10-things-to-never-say-to-someone-who-is-disabled/