An intersectional approach means that we realize that every person is unique and that no two people are the same. As such, we recognize every single person will have a unique experience of life. As the United Methodist Church considers its future, in order to be truly inclusive, we must also consider the needs of women, people of color, and people with disabilities. I urge the UMC to take an intersectional approach to ministry.
I was never the woman who had her wedding planned since I was a little girl, but since I’m getting married in seven months, it’s been on my mind- but the most important question is, "How can I make my wedding accessible for everyone?"
Here are 7 relationship tips that are important for all couples, but especially for couples with disabilities or inter-abled couples. It’s no secret that dating is hard or that relationships can be both incredibly challenging and rewarding. This can be especially true if one or both members of the relationship has a disability. Trust me- I know
Why one visually impaired, brown, clergywoman is staying- and why you should as well. Sometimes, it takes low vision to help the church have new vision.
After my mission trip, I was inspired by the words of Christ. I still did not know why I was born with the congenital cataracts that caused my disability, but I decided that it wasn't the why that mattered. It was what I did with my life.
Oswald the Onion Fins a Friend by Michael Lackey is a cute and quirky children's book that will teach kids about the importance of empathy!
Driving with a disability is a possibility for some members of the disability community! Just because someone has a disability does not meant that person is automatically unable to drive.
The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund is a fast paced science fiction adventure in which neurodivergent characters get the chance to be the heroes! If you love diverse representation in literature or enjoy a good science fiction book, The Spec Set is one adventure that you won't want to miss!
What Would You Do? includes a powerful message that is important for everyone to hear: This world needs you in it. You have value and you have worth.
My name is Rebecca, and I am a visually impaired writer and Filipino-American clergywoman. I am proud to be a volunteer staff writer and contributing columnist for CAPTIVATING! The mission of CAPTIVATING! aligns incredibly well with my own personal mission to make both the church and the world more accessible for people with disabilities. Our Search for Models with… Continue reading What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!