Accents of Pink

by Jessica Ebersole I wrote the following poem in 2014 about my favorite color and how that has been woven into my life over the years. I still like pink but I am more drawn to the oranges and purples now. I hope that you are inspired and encouraged by these words. Accents of Pink   On a clear March day, as the sun pushed over the horizon, I pushed breath out of my lungs, […]

Does it bother me that I have a disability?

by Jessica Ebersole The above question was posed to me earlier today when I received an email from my e-buddy. I have been emailing back and forth with a young woman who also has a disability. She and I have been emailing back and forth for almost 6 years. It has been fun and it’s a joy to hear from her and correspond with her. Her question today struck me. “Does it bother you that […]

Miracle babies

by Jessica Ebersole By all medical standards, I should not be sitting here writing this piece. My life was critical and fragile from the moment I exited the womb. Thanks to wonderful doctors and medical advances, I am here today to share with you a little about what I like to call my humble beginnings. As the sun pushed over the horizon on March 14, 1992, my twin and I pushed fighting breaths out of […]

EEOC Sues McDonald’s for Disability Discrimination

LIVING WITH A DISABILITY BY JERRY LEVINSON In its complaint, the EEOC claimed that the restaurant’s violations were intentional and were done with malice or reckless indifference to Ricky Washington’s federally protected rights. If your business employs 15 or more workers you’ll violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if you refuse to hire a job applicant who is deaf, but is otherwise qualified for the job, and hiring him or her would not cause […]