Stumbleupon, Disabilities and Chronic Illness

I sometimes travel through Stumbleupon.com to see what little gems it gives me. Recently, I picked the category Disabilities. Here’s a few of the websites that came up for me.

An Open Letter To Those Without Invisible Disability Or Chronic Illness from the web site NotDoneLiving.net, is a wonderful letter on how chronic illness impacts a person’s life and encourages the reader, through examples, on how they can understand some of the daily difficulties that we face.

American Harbor by Mouth painter Brom Wikstrom

I found the above painting on MFPAUSA.com, the U.S. website for mouth and foot painting artists. (Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists worldwide is the international site.)  There are numerous artists, some of their work and a variety of items are for sale. The following quote is from their home page:

Formed in 1956, the MFPA is an international, for-profit association wholly owned and run by disabled artists to help them meet their financial needs. Members paint with brushes held in their mouths or feet as a result of a disability sustained at birth or through an accident or illness that prohibits them from using their hands.

Would you like to be in awe some more? Webdesignerdepot.com has posted a list of artists with various disabilities and illnesses and their artwork. Here’s a sample of two of the artists.

Willow Bascom

 

Dennis Francesconi

Have you ever had someone tell you “It’s all in your head” or “It just stress”. An article about things not to say to someone with a chronic illness or disability is on Diversityinc.com. This site started as a web-based publication and has branched out into monthly webinars and a print magazine. Their mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity through diversity management. They define diversity management as

the proactive management of race/culture, gender, orientation, disability and age to ensure equal outcome in relationships with employees, customers, investors and suppliers.

Those are a few of the sites that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy my finds and have a great day.

 

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