On October 13th, the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC celebrated our first Disability Awareness Sunday. Here are some ideas for how you can make your worship accessible throughout the entire year!
I am so happy to be able to announce that my new book The United Methodist Church and Disability: Essays and Practical Ideas for Churches, Clergy, and People with Disabilities is now available for pre-order! The Kindle Version will be released November 25th and the large print paperback version will be released on (or very close to) that date.
In this interview, professional author Erin M. Kelly speaks eloquently and candidly about her writing process, the quest for publication, and where she gets her inspiration. She also offers advice to other aspiring writers with disabilities.
Essentially, if you are an aspiring fiction writer and you want to save yourself lots of time and headaches, grab a copy of Writing Fiction and give it a read. You'll be glad that you did!
Once described as "bad and dangerous to know," the larger than life figure of Lord Byron leaves an enduring legacy for disability history.
"My White Cane Is a Magic Wand," was the very first poem I ever had published in a literary magazine. It explores the theme of sight loss and life with a disability. It originally appeared in The Drabble in February of 2018.
3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner As a Visually Impaired Woman By: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland, B.S. English Ed. & M.Div. (Originally published in the March edition of CAPTIVATING! Magazine) Several weeks ago, I was sitting in my office when I received an e-mail. It read simply: “I would like to ask you a… Continue reading 3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner as a Visually Impaired Woman
Friends - The power behind us is indeed greater than any challenge that is set before us! My prayer for us this week is that we may all go forth and kick the metaphorical rooster!
This post is part of the weekly series, "His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul." Introduction: A City Bathed in Prayer My Bible Verse for the Year: The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’… Continue reading Joy in the City Devotional: (His Encouragement #24)
HAPPY ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AWARENESS MONTH!
I’m smiling today because my article, “How Writing Helped Me to Explore My Filipino-American Heritage,” was published in Captivating Magazine ! CAPTIVATING is a magazine that seeks to empower people with disabilities. The goal of the magazine is to show that people with disabilities, such as sight loss, can continue to live full and complete lives. I’m so happy to be included in this project.
In this article, I share about how writing my first chapbook helped to give me the confidence to write my first novel. The things that make us different are what can give us unique voices as writers. I hope you will check it out!
I have reblogged it here for your convenience but you will have to click the “read more tab,” to see the entire article. The article includes image descriptions. There is also an option to have the article read aloud to you by an electronic voice.
By: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland, B.S. English Ed. & M.Div.
I was in my junior year of college when I experienced an encounter with racism that will stick with me for the rest of my life. One of my classmates took my journal and read it without my permission. When I demanded that he return it to me, he responded, “I don’t see how you think you can be a writer when you don’t even speak English.”
“What do you mean?” I replied. “I’m an English major!”
“English isn’t your first language. Although I have to admit, you speak it surprisingly well for someone who’s not even an American.”
“I was born in Virginia! English is the only language I speak!”
“That doesn’t matter,” he said as he looked directly into my eyes. “It’s not your language. Your language is- what is it they…
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