Exploring Bloomington, Indiana – weekend accessible getaways

This summer I had the opportunity to visit Bloomington, IN with the intention of exploring a bit more than I have in the past. Now that I am living back in the States, it’s really important for me to have the chance to still explore new places Since travel is not nearly as cheap or … Continue reading Exploring Bloomington, Indiana – weekend accessible getaways

Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Google Maps has been on point lately. Last year they released filters for accessibility at locations and recently they released accessible routes for wheelchair users. You can now not only see if the place or locations takes credit cards, but also if they have a flat entrance and accessible bathroom. Other apps like WheelMap have … Continue reading Google Maps Accessibility Features: how you can help

Accessible Paris: A trip to The Louvre

During my first trip to Paris, I obviously had to go check out the Louvre! I love art, although I'm no art buff. It is pretty cool to be in a museum housing some of the most famous works in the world. As an added benefit, The Louvre is extremely wheelchair friendly! Fun fact: The … Continue reading Accessible Paris: A trip to The Louvre

Accessible Morocco: wheelchair accessible tips and ideas in Marrakech

I just got back from Morocco and needless to say, it was amazingggg. I love traveling to places that aren't notably 'wheelchair friendly'. I also enjoy places that are a just different than what I'm used to in the US or Germany. The Moroccan people are extremely kind and generous with their help. People are … Continue reading Accessible Morocco: wheelchair accessible tips and ideas in Marrakech

Euro Trip 2018 Prep: the chaotic process of planning a trip for people(me) with disabilities

I'm in the process of planning 'Kestler Euro Trip 2018.' Yes, I know, I live in Europe, so I won't be crossing an ocean, but my parents will be. And my brother may come and a friend from college. My life is a bit at a crossroads and I'm possibly looking to leave Europe soon. … Continue reading Euro Trip 2018 Prep: the chaotic process of planning a trip for people(me) with disabilities

Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

Yes, I know it's January, but what better of a time to write a little blog about Weinnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets). From a country that is stereotypically known for secluded individuals who may be a bit cold, it's amazing how warm and friendly the annual Christmas markets can feel. It's some intense Hygge! Hygge is the Scandinavian word … Continue reading Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

A sneak peak into my Master’s Thesis: Human Needs, Refugees & Disability

I've been wanting to write a few blog posts about my thesis, but wasn't sure how to approach it. If you're interested in my program - Intercultural Conflict Management - read about it in my previous post. As I'm teaching a course at the Hochschule Darmstadt on Migration and Disability, the weekly prep has led … Continue reading A sneak peak into my Master’s Thesis: Human Needs, Refugees & Disability

Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature

I spent this past weekend back in Berlin. I had been meaning to visit some friends, but I also wanted to attend a conference called 'PathoGraphics - Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.' It was a mixture of being fascinating and way over my head. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I originally went … Continue reading Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature