Willing & Able…my views on disability representation in media

Willing & Able…my views on disability representation in media

Last weekend, I was able to participate in discussions about how both women and people with disabilities are portrayed in society as evidenced in various forms of media. The Bentonville Film Festival just wrapped up its fifth year in Northwest Arkansas and I took time to attend two events that address the role of both … Read More

Managing a business when you’re a ‘spoonie’

Managing a business when you’re a ‘spoonie’

I recently decided that part of #GiveThemJamie in my business would be to share with other small business owners who also live with a chronic illness about how I manage my business, Jamie’s Notebook, as a “spoonie.” The basic tips at first glance are painfully obvious, but I hope that my specific examples for each … Read More

See the world through my eyes (TEDx talk)

See the world through my eyes (TEDx talk)

Today’s blog is a bit of a mix. It’s about disability, it’s about empathy, it’s about communication, it’s about boundaries. What I want to focus on most, however, is empathy. I recently had the honor of presenting a TEDx talk called “Do You Hear What I Hear?” where I share four common scenarios that often … Read More