I have long been subjected to the medical model of disability. There are countless examples I can share. Such as surgical procedures that were unnecessary to medical issues could've been prevented. Through my medical twists and turns, I have come to define what health and wellness me to me. I suggest that now is the time for people with disabilities to define health and wellness on our terms.
Can we start a dialogue between our community and our allies to create a new paradigm of health and wellness for all? I believe the answer is yes. We can! This is the objective here at Mobility Mentor.
My goal is that the Mobility Mentor will be a place where diverse communities can share stories of people who have redefined health on their terms.
I will bring up difficult conversations for discussion and provide a balance of health entertainment in the form of recipes and product reviews that I think could be useful to people. I would also like to know what aspects of health and wellness that you would like to discuss. Feel free to contact me. I'm excited as we learn and grow together as a community.
Marissa, the Mobility Mentor