Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Book Review: The Spec Set by Taya Okerland is a fun adventure with neurodivergent heroes!

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! 

Blogging, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Writing

What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!

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!

Amanda Gene lies on the ground with her arm wrapped around Noodles. Noodles is a small black and white Boston Terrier. She holds a sign that says "Best Friends."
Author Q&A, Blogging, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Amanda Gene Nelson: A Disability Blogger Who Is Chasing Her Dreams (Interview)

Amanda Gene is a blogger and a member of the disability community. I've been a fan of Amanda Gene's blog for quite some time and I was so happy that she was willing to sit down and chat with me about her writing process,  her pets, and what it is like to be a young woman with a disability in today's world. 

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Uncategorized

First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love  Author: William H. Willimon Genre: Christian Nonfiction Length: 91 Pages (Paperback) First lines: "Thanks to fellow Christians… Continue reading First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

Kristin on the TEDx stage. Photo from her website
Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Thriving Blind: Changing the Way People See Disability Book Review & Interview with TEDx Speaker Kristin Smedley

I had the chance to interview TEDx speaker and rare disease mom, Kristin Smedley, about her new book and how she is changing the way the world sees blindness. When both of Smedley's sons were born with a rare disease that caused them to lose their sight, she and her family chose thriving over merely surviving.

An image reads, "God's love is Amazing Grace."
Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Pastoral Life

God’s Grace Gives Me Hope to Face Sight Loss

My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."