People We Love: Emily Ladau

Disability Visibility Project

We love bloggers here at the Disability Visibility Project. We’re big fans of blogger/writer/advocate Emily Ladau!

Check out a few excerpts of an article originally published in the New York Times on May 16, 2014.

One Daughter, One Mother, Two Wheelchairs and Nothing Remarkable

Emily Ladau

While exchanging pleasantries with a woman selling peanut brittle at an open-air market on Mother’s Day, my mom and I were told that we’re really adorable.

We were contemplating the samples we had just tasted and deciding which one of us would pay for a bag of the brittle to take home. Nothing about that scenario sounds particularly adorable, right? Apparently, though, it’s quite charming to watch a mother and daughter engage in mundane discussion about sugary treats when they happen to be sitting side by side in power wheelchairs.

The simple act of going out in public with my mom ensures that…

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