I get asked the same questions a lot, so I figured I should have a page dedicated to that!
1. Whoa! You’re in a wheelchair? Why?
Ah, yes. Yes I am. For those who are just now getting acquainted with my blog, I have a condition known as Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological condition that affects body movement and coordination. If you look it up, specifically here, it will give you a more “doctor speak” definition, and you will also find that there are specific types of CP.
My type has been determined as spastic quadriplegia, meaning that my CP affects all four of my limbs: both arms and both legs. Unlike strict paralysis, I do have movement in my limbs, albeit the right side of my body is significantly weaker than my left. I can’t walk or stand without something holding me up, as I lack balance, so if you ever see me in public, you’ll most likely see me speeding down sidewalks in a shiny red scooter or candy purple wheelchair.
2. How many schools do/did you go to?
As of right now, I am at the tail end of my undergraduate journey (finally) as a Regal at California Lutheran University. I previously attended UC Davis for about five months and Moorpark Community College before that.
3. When did you start blogging?
I actually began blogging in my junior year of high school at 17. I blogged successfully for about six years and then I decided to take a “small hiatus” that turned into a two year break and me deleting my blog.
4. Whose blogs are you inspired by?
Definitely Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere and my friend Dani’s blog, Dani Dearest. Both sites are seamlessly organized and beautifully laid out, and I like that each one has a specific niche, they aren’t limited by one category.
5. What is your major and/or focus?
English with a focus on creative writing and political advocacy.
6. What do you see yourself doing with your degree?
Well, my first stop will (hopefully) be graduate school so that I can get my Masters in educational policy, buuuut if I can’t go down that route, I am going to look into working for a non-profit organization or setting up an internship focusing on working in an office helping with disability advocacy/rights in an educational setting.