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

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

A note on accessible cities

While living in Germany I've been able to experience the presence and lack of accessibility throughout Europe. Additionally, while writing my thesis on refugees with disabilities migrating to Berlin, I learned of new accessibility barriers. For example, the idea of urban planning for housing for refugees with disabilities. How do we create livable cities for … Continue reading A note on accessible cities

That one time I was in a wheelchair

Surprise! I'm in a wheelchair 🙂 Sometimes I like to be a little sarcastic. I originally started this blog to share my European travels, but also to share the 'rolling escapades' of traveling in a wheelchair. This post will be dedicated to some recent funny, annoying and interesting experiences I've had. Public Transport: I mentioned … Continue reading That one time I was in a wheelchair

A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

I grew up in Columbus, Indiana; a mecca of globally designed, architectural phenomena. Although, I think I have only recently began to appreciate the meaning of having such masterpieces available in Columbus. I currently live in Europe, where many of these famous architects began their work. If not from Europe, their art has a large … Continue reading A Tinguely* Feeling: reflections on global art in a small town

When gun death becomes normal

Edit: I've been thinking about posting this for a long time...I've hesitated, but I decided what would it hurt. ______________________ I know it's a bit risky writing a post about the heated topic of gun violence and gun control. In a way this post is for me to better organize my thoughts and share some … Continue reading When gun death becomes normal