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Reflections of Gratitude for Eighty Years of the Movement

I originally wrote the below post to Federation leaders for our anniversary which was November 16.

Reflexiones de Gratitud por los Ochenta Años del Movimiento

Originalmente, este mensaje fue embiado a lideres de la Federacion para celebrar nuestro aniversario el lunes 16 de noviembre.

A Vaccine Trial, Discrimination, and Self-Advocacy

As the nation awakened to the realization in mid-March that COVID-19 was about to have a profound effect on our daily lives, I was acutely aware of the consequences of not obeying proper health protocols.

More Than Blindness: My Algebraic Equation

Stepping aside from all the dysfunction happening in this world today, it is apparent how a lot of general thinking in the world works.

When Assertiveness and Confidence Made All the Difference

I arrived at the LAX airport at approximately 11:15 p.m. and was scheduled to depart on the 12:40 a.m. flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Thirty Years after Covering the Signing of the ADA

Blend in. Stand out. Those were the two seemingly dichotomous goals driving me on July 26, 1990.

What Pride Means to Me

Each year in June, the LGBTQ community celebrates Pride Month—a month where we celebrate who we are and what we’ve accomplished.

Love Conquers Hate: An Open Letter to the Members of the National Federation of the Blind

I write this message to you as the elected President of the National Federation of the Blind. I also write it to you as an American who is struggling this week. I call upon members of our organization to recognize the solidarity we share as blind people and that the value we place on love within our movement is needed more today than at any other time in our history.

Celebrating the Class of 2020 in the Midst of COVID-19

March was quite an interesting month for college students across the country. Most of us spent far too many hours in the library during the first week studying for midterms—perhaps the last sense of normalcy most of us had.

Uber, Lyft, and Service Animals: The Discrimination Continues

After three years of implementation and monitoring, the National Federation of the Blind’s settlement agreements with Uber and Lyft are set to expire this summer.