Why We Need A Vegan On TV!

Howdy!

This is going to be a little different then what you’re used to seeing me talk about on here.

I will admit that I am fascinated about a lot of things, whether it’s the moon, babies or cats, I am pretty much into learning about almost everything! However, there are two things that I’ve somewhat driven myself berserk as far as educating myself on. I am obsessed with history, we all know that. If there is an European History category on Jeopardy there’s a 50/50 chance I’m either going to do a decent job or bomb it. The second one is that I am really into food. In 2014, I discovered the Cooking Network channel on accident while hiding in my parent’s room because there was either a cricket/mouse in there! Don’t ask, you don’t want to know trust me!

One thing that I has been growing within me is my knowledge about the vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free worlds. I’ve been very proud of myself on how much I know on all three types. If you’re unfamiliar with the terms: vegan is a person who chooses to eat things without dairy, whereas vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat. Of course, there are similar terms that sometimes go along with these two like paleo which is considered like “caveman” lifestyle, there’s no sugar, wheat, or dairy and there’s also pescetarian and this is someone who only eats fish. And of course, the last one is gluten-free and this is for a person who cannot have any sort of grains. I hope I haven’t confused you! For a while, my mom and I had arguments that vegan and vegetarian meant the same thing!

You’re going to think this is probably hypocritical of me, but unfortunately I am not a vegan, vegetarian, etc! As much as I support the people who do live that lifestyle, I doubt that I’ll ever be able to switch over. Why? I have a father who believes you should have some kind of meat in all of your meals, mostly because this was how he was raised. I do have to say though, I am very slowly cutting out sausage, pork (it’s his favorite), and steak. Sausage is just obvious, I now know what they put in there, but pork and steak though funnily enough get caught in parts of my teeth and I have a rough time chewing!

I have tried gluten-free products before! My Aunt Linda is allergic to gluten and cannot have a lot of breads, which I found out later on that it’s actually caused by heat. The more you work with dough and the more heat draws into it and activities in a way, sort of like yeast! There was one family gathering a few years ago, where she brought down a couple of dishes, (some she had made herself and others that were mircowavable) and there was a “mac” and cheese dish that made out of rice! I was fairly intrigued with the whole thing and I think this is what started me on the path to find out more about all of it!

However, most of the information I’ve been able to figure out has only came from two separate places: internet (mostly blogs and YouTube videos) but one television show! One! Food Network has all of these competition shows and yet, I haven’t seen a vegan or gluten-free cook have their own show! As far as I know Mario Batali is vegetarian and he still cooks with meat, but still there has not been one person who is vegan or gluten-free and has a show based off of that kind of lifestyle yet.

A lot of people are uneducated about the plant-based diets we now have popping up all over the place! So I thought to myself, why don’t I go on a hunt to find some worthy bloggers or YouTube personalities that would be great for TV and who create some amazing dishes for people who want something different in their bodies!

Kalel

Kalel was basically the first person I really saw as a “true” vegan/vegeterian. Her personality is considered very Californian, plus she is a bit of a potty mouth, but that being said I think if she was able to she would be great as a chef on TV! I found her vegan taste tests as both entertaining and interesting as I’ve only known the alternatives for cheese. I like knowing the varies kinds of “milks” that can be used to create these vegan cheeses such as cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts! I managed to blow my Uncle Rick’s mind when I told him about it, but I think I’m actually going to need to give him a bite of it so I can say “see! I wasn’t lying!”

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The Little Blog Of Vegan

Holly Jade is one of the “newest” vegans I’ve been following on the blogosphere! She’s the only one of this list who just has a blog as her sharing platform plus a number of different publications on websites and magazines. I’ve been enjoying her posts lately. One of my guilty pleasures is going on the desserts section! She’s one of those people who had to change what she ate over health concerns! She’s also not just a vegan, she also supports cruelty free products too!

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Niomi Smart

Niomi was technically the third vegan/vegetarian that I got into, but I don’t watch a lot of her videos, however she’s the only one on this list who has released her first cookbook! I don’t want to she’s the best bet to get a food show because I think there are others who deserve a shot at it too! Niomi is a very respected vegan in her own right and has some very interesting recipes!

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The V Nice Life 

Sarah is another “new” one to me. Since I’d rather watch these “What I Ate Wednesday” or “What I Eat In A Day” videos on YouTube, finding actual bloggers that take great pictures and have appealing recipes is somewhat harder for me to do. I am more about visual, which is the reason why I record about 4 different food shows during the week, but Sarah is both a blogger and YouTuber like Niomi. So I think she would be a neat chef or baker for a cooking show too! She has a more subtle voice so she’s not obnoxious which is great for not only me, but maybe everyone else too!

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One of the main reasons why I wanted to write this post is that I tend to bottle things up inside and in my household, I’m not able to create any of my own meals. It’s definitely something that I would like to do one day, but would I ever consider going vegan someday? This is a very interesting proposition because I think I would like to try pescetarian first mostly because I’m already losing my love of meat in general. I think gradually I would try to eliminate my dairy intake but right now it doesn’t seem like a possibility but I often wonder if any vegans out there ever thought they wouldn’t be able to live without certain foods too. I’m pretty sure they have had those thoughts in the beginning of the transiting phase!

What do you think about veganism? Don’t be mean to others or my choices above, but I would like to hear your opinions!

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What’s The Best Version Of Yourself?

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I was watching one of my favorite YouTubers Hannah Gale the other day! I had just started her new vlog of that week and I had heard her say something that sort of inspired me to kick my depression bug to the curb. She was in her car and if I remember correctly she was describing her morning and mentioned that she wasn’t the best version of yourself and somehow those four words started to echo within me. So I decided to go with my gut and write about it!

What’s the best version of yourself? It’s not an easy question is it? And if it is, you’re not looking hard enough into yourself to find who you are!

I found it hilarious that on the day I watched this video was on the same exact week I saw a “self-love” thingy on Pinterest and almost deleted my account! When you’re depressed you don’t want to hear other people motivations to get out of a slump, to you, it feels good to lounge around and be miserable all day long. At least I tend to feel like that on a suck-y week, but it doesn’t answer the question does it?

What is the best version of myself?

Well, I am usually the positive one. I am good at distractions, if there is sadness in a room I try my best to get everybody back into a good mood. I’ve grown into this role; in ways it was better to put myself there than regret ever asking to be there in the first place.

I like to talk – although at times my mouth tends to move faster than my brain and everything just jumbles together and I mess up, sometimes I even forget what I was saying! You all should be happy I only blog for the time being because I am even afraid to hear myself do that on YouTube!

I love challenges! I think I have more fun when people provoke me to do something, or think I can’t do it and they end up being wrong in the end. I love learning new things and frequently those types of challenges come from myself because I am not around a lot of people and my family has learned over the years that if they do say I can’t do something, I always end winning them over! So now they don’t say anything!

I fight for the children living with known and not discovered physical conditions. I don’t see to fix the world for my own benefits. It’s the ones that are learning about the world after they’ve heard from doctors, teachers, fellow family members and schoolmates tell them they’re not going to be able to have a decent life! They can and you’re seen it from me and the other disabled people that refuse to let the stereotype of what a handicapped person looks and acts like define them!

I am all ethnics! Well, maybe not all, but I know I am damn near close! I am Dutch, Irish, and German on my material side. We’re still unsure about my paternal side, but it’ll be a lot of interesting nations in this world. We claim a different “Miss Universe” every year when everyone is a part of the same universe in their DNA! And yet, we have wars in different countries and refugees are being banned from ever seeing freedom!

I am a kid at heart! I never grew out of Disney and I hope I never do! As much as I don’t believe love at first sight, it doesn’t mean that I don’t fall in love with the old fashion Disney princesses seeing their future love on the first day they meet! I still watch Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? I definitely believe Daphne and Fred were dating throughout the time of the show and Shaggy was high on either LSD or pot considering he had the munchies and his dog talked–maybe the entire gang did drugs! Anyways, I still watch certain shows that I shouldn’t, but then again you should have seen the other shows I watched as a teenager after hooking up cable to my TV!

I love to hate art. However, it’s not art that I really hate, I honestly like it. I hate drawing but most recently I enjoy painting! I really prefer oil paintings rather than watercolors. I want something solid that’s going to stay on the paper (good or bad) and not going to look like it could fade away after a few decades! I’ve started to seek other forms of art now as I get older and thanks to blogging too; photography has been an interesting medium to get into in the last four years!

I am a history buff. I am really bad! It started with finding that Egyptian book while in second grade! My mind has been fuzzy, but I think on the cover were the pyramids at Giza. It wasn’t until a few years later that I was told about what Ramsay did to the Hebrews. Now historians say that the people that built the monuments and pyramids were kept well and had to! You do what you want with that piece of information, but I’ll believe what I want.

So what is the best version of myself in the things I’ve just talked about? Thankfully, I think every part of them is the best. They keep me exciting and different from the average person!

I know I tend to list myself as a “disabled person” but I really am so much more! I am fairly open about everything about myself, but I do feel weird at times and feel like I should have people laughing and snaring at me, but I don’t and it makes me feel insecure that I am like everybody else, which is something that I’ve been striving to be since I was a child.  Maybe I’ll finally embrace these characteristics and truly love myself for it.

Now it’s your turn, what is the best version of yourself?

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Getting A New Camera!

Hello!

So recently I’ve had to get myself a new camera because my pink one decide to stop working on me one morning. It had been acting a bit strange for a while; whenever I would go to turn it on it would just stay black, it wasn’t until I would basically bang it on the ground (I don’t really recommend doing that) for it to actually start working again! I’d say after two months, it finally crapped out on me.

I can’t say I was really mad about it though. It was originally my sister’s camera from around 2008, so technically it’s pretty old! She and I got cameras roughly around the same time and I just so happened to break mine within 5 months after getting it as a birthday present.

I was trying to get a picture with a couple of school friends after the graduation ceremony was over and as it was being placed to another person to snap the picture for us, it just fell out of their hands and onto the sidewalk. It just shattered into a million pieces. It was my first camera and I was shocked and more upset that it broke then I was never getting a picture with the school friend! My parents sort of never trusted me with a camera ever again. Now you know the reason why whenever I go places and I say, “my mom took this” because she doesn’t want me to drop it and we have to replace it. However, as much as I understand her belief and as a reminder I’m not the one who dropped the other one and I don’t believe it was even on purpose either!

Blondie used her camera off and on throughout her years in school. Before she left to go to college though, she gave it to me and I didn’t use it much in 2015 mostly because I didn’t think I would be able to do anything with it because of my feet! After Facebook and Twitter changed their settings for mobile phones, my little camera on my flip phone wasn’t able to send pictures anymore. So I had to get out Blondie’s camera and try it out, somehow it worked out really well and became one of my favorite accessories!

It’s been a good little camera for me and was very much a learning experience on how much I can control as far as holding a camera in between my feet. I’m just really glad my feet are learning the definition of “teamwork” after successfully holding a camera for almost 2 years!

The day it stopped working, I was going to my nana’s so I brought along the SD card of the last roll of photos of our cats that I took in mid-February. She uploaded them for me and I began my hunt for my next camera! I didn’t want to buy anything really fancy or expensive. For one, that’s not my style and considering I do have a history of dropping cameras from my height in both wheelchairs, I need something that wouldn’t be such a hassle to fix either!

Since my future brother-in-law works in the electronic department at Wal-Mart, I asked him if there any cameras under $60 because that’s all I had in my purse. He replied back with just a brand: Polaroid. The first thing that popped into my head were those cute, vintage-like Polaroid cameras that were like the new trend! Once I went online though, I found the point and shoot cameras and they were pretty cheap and looked like like my previous camera too!

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Now I have a new camera! It’s a Polaroid iE826 in red and silver. Truth be told, I have no idea what anything means on it and I actually wanted this in white and I already found one and shown it to my mom and somehow she managed to get me through the others on the website and we found the red and silver! The reason why I was no against the red one was because my nana also has a red (and black) camera that is pretty much the same size and shape as this one! One day we’re going to leave somewhere and come home with a different camera!

First Impressions:

Well, first off it is wayyy too small! One bad thing that goes with a similar post I wrote about cell phones. The buttons are extremely tiny and very stubborn. The power button is probably the worst! Even my parents have issues with it! I do have problems with holding it, even with the wristband that is on the opposite ankle. They need to make these according to left and right dominant! I think that it would be a lot easier for some of us who prefer using these cameras so you don’t have a random ribbon in your shot. However, I’ve miscalculated where the legs of my tripod are and have a few pictures of one in the middle of my picture afterwards!

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Unfortunately, yes because of the width of the camera, I’ve had to use my little tripod, which if you think about it isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing because I felt like I’ve been neglecting it for the last few months. So the fact I’m using it full time (just to have a better grip of it in between my toes) makes my dad happy since he’s the one who found it for me! I am getting better at putting it on and off the tripod, it is easier to do it while in my wheelchair since I am higher and don’t have to strain my whole upper body when I screw it on!

One last negative is the screen. It tends to be very gritty and timid in different lighting. The flash hardly works and most of the time, the pictures are pretty dark even when it goes off. I’ve had to stop judging it after pressing the recall button because half the time they’re awful looking but then when we upload them they’re actually okay? They’re not as good and clear despite the amount of megapixels it offers!

Other than that though, it’s actually not all that bad! I know it’ll just take time to get used to everything and I’m usually good with change so the fact that I’ve had this many judgments about it is a little weird!

Here are some of my first and favorite snap shoots I took with my new camera!

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OOTD: Bossy!

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I’m back with another outfit of the day! I knew once spring decided to come around that my mom, nana and I would be able to go back to these posts again! I generally love working on them and showing off my style with all of you too!  I know I had mentioned in my previous OOTDs that I was going to start wearing more colorful outfits but you all should know about my love of black by now too! I don’t see the problem of wearing too much at one time!

This shirt is new, it was included into that fairly large shopping spree back in February, it is a regular graphic tee with “Not Bossy, Just Better” written on the front of it. When I saw it on the rack I couldn’t help myself, I had to get it. Something you may not know about me is that I have a strong personality, sometimes people confuse my attitude with being “bossy” but I feel like I am far from that. I just have strong beliefs and don’t like being told certain things, as a disabled woman seeking independence I don’t like when people assume and judge me. I think I can do the things you are able to do, but maybe even better and this is where people get carried away and automatically think I’m stuck up when I’m not. So this is probably my third shirt that I’ve worn that has a true statement about something I truly believe in some way!

This was also around $7 because it has a saying on the front of it. I’m sorry if you have trouble reading it through my hands, that’s the one negative about it, the font is fairly large and my hands take up most of the space on it.

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I feel like I’ve worn these pants in a blog post before, but I’m not for sure so I had my mom and nana take them just in case I was wrong!

These are actually pants, not leggings! I don’t have very many of them in my drawers mostly because they’re a little hard to find and fit through my thigh and butt! I’ve always loved these though because the design of the skulls (not even sorry!) have like a black and white sugar skull theme on them. The material is nice and soft, they’re definitely made of cotton because they’re so thick, considering it’s “spring” it sure as hell didn’t feel like it! I was secretly freezing when that picture was taken up top and these were the only part of my body that was nice and toasty. I’ve learned to smile through the cold and hope to God that the sun can warm me up a little, it didn’t happen but hey, we still accomplished our mission!

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Unfortunately, I purchases these a few years ago so I don’t remember where we got them nor how much they were, but I’m thinking we got them at Wal-Mart too! I rarely find any skull bottoms anywhere besides Hot Topic! It’s a “once in a blue moon” motion whenever I find something at Wal-Mart! Oh, and don’t even bother asking how many skull leggings this is because even I don’t know!

I also wanted to try out an old hairstyle I modeled as a kid, while in grade school I had really long hair and a month or so before I had my back surgeries we were forced to get it cut short because of the metal halo that would be placed around my head. This was over 14 years ago and this is the first time I’ve had my hair just as long as I did back then. After July, I am getting a hair cut–maybe not a pixie but it will be short again at the end of the summer! I’m semi happy but sad too!

So what do you think of this outfit? Yay or nay? Do you have a shirt that reflects your personality to a T? 

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OOTD: Clovers

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Hi 🙂

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and there was a lot of kids on my Facebook who went all out for it! It was so cute! I remember I was semi into it when I was in grade school, mostly because I didn’t want to get pinched. I bet they don’t tell the kids that now! Anyways, once I got into middle and eventually high school I sort of lost all motivation to wear different things like at school, if it wasn’t part of Spirit Week!

I’m out of school and have been for several years now and somehow I have my love of dressing up for certain holidays again! On the day we went to the bridal expo, mom took us girls to Wal-Mart where I go to shop for new clothes! I managed to buy a good Valentine’s Day shirt and wore it for an OOTD! Now I’m back with another one and I’m mostly excited to show off my leggings!

We have to start with my shirt first! I’m just wearing a basic green shirt. I wouldn’t consider this a clear green. It’s fairly light, so it’s not a teal or turquoise but it’s a nice shade though! I want to say the shirts that I bought were under $3 because they were on sale! It was really gloomy out and very cold yesterday, so I wore my shawl on top which is also green, just darker! It didn’t necessarily work well whenever it rained because there’s no hood, but that was okay!

I decided to do something that I don’t normally do, but I would like to be able to do my own OOTD photos down the line! I’ve always have my mom help me out, which I still had her take my pictures to get the full outfit, but I wanted to be able to get the close ups! Usually I borrow my nana so you can see everything, but I figured I would try this out and with more practice I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it. The first picture of my shirt in its entirely was made by me and the good ole self timer! I really like knowing where that button is on my camera now! The second was taken by my nana on hers because her flash is better than mine!

Now it’s time to talk about the pants!

These were definitely an impulse buy! I saw them and knew I had to have them! There were two kinds of St. Paddy’s Day leggings but this one seemed cute and less obnoxious as they look like you could wear them after the holiday is over! My mom has already asked if she could wear them! I think it’s a cross between clovers and an Aztec design! The colors are emerald and light green, white, baby blue and magenta. These were on the pricey side at $7.35 because they are for a special occasion!

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Whenever I tried to take a picture of my pants they ended up turning very blurry and we’re still not sure why they were looking like that because I kept my legs completely still, so I must’ve been too close or something! So I had to resort to using my nana’s camera, which was a good call because you can see more of the colors included a lot better here!

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So what do you think of outfit of the day? Yay or nay? Did you wear anything special for St. Patrick’s Day?

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Why You Should Do OOTD Posts

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Two things that have never meshed well together is fashion and having a physical disability, for obvious reasons!

Being able to find clothes that actually fit every part of you, even your problem areas, can be very difficult! I’ve only had an issue once in my life and I’m thankful it’s only been that one time. As a kid, I had to have surgery on my side and eventually my back; I also had to have a metal halo placed onto my head. While waiting for each surgery I had my clothes had be altered a bit. They were cut in the back and placed back together with velcro! It was the only way we were able to wear shirts of any kind at that time! I had quite a few shirts fixed like this and I actually hated it because the velcro would always come undone!

I’ve had some issues with blue jeans and shirts with a wide or V necks. Technically, I, myself didn’t have any trouble with my jeans. It was everybody else who did, because nobody could pull them down. It was mostly because of my hips than anything else! As for the shirts, it’s been an ongoing love and hate thing I’ve had for years! Whenever I wear a wide neck or V-neck shirt, it always goes off one of my shoulders. I have days where I don’t care about it and I mean, it’s going to happen! It happens to every single shirt I’ve had! The only way to fix them is either to sew them tighter around the neck or use a safety pin and I don’t feel comfortable with those things being around my neck/back! Other than that, fashion isn’t too evil to me as some people with physical disabilities have to deal with on a regular basis!

At the end of 2014, I started thinking about adding something new to my blog. I started to read and love bloggers’ OOTD (outfit of the day) posts. It always gave me a snippet of their style and what they mainly went for while out shopping. Every once in awhile, I did talk about my style but I rarely talked or showed what I had in my own closet.

The main reason why I never did an OOTD post before this was because of my hands, with my condition (Arthrogryposis) my hands are bent at the elbow and I can’t unfold or move them away from that area without help. So whenever I wear tops that have graphic letters and scene on them, a person has to actually move my hand (mostly my right arm!) over to the side so they can read it. Thankfully, half of the time I wear shirts with more lettering than pictures so I can just say what it reads so nobody touches my hands. So I’ve sort of built up a resentment towards my poor hands over the years! It’s not that I don’t like them, they’re just there. I have limited movement in them–I have more movement in them than I was supposed to!

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When I started finding other bloggers in wheelchairs post their OOTD posts, I just decided I needed to break out of my shell and find the love for my hands. So on January 1, 2014 I published my first ever OOTD post on here of what I wore to the NYE party at my neighbor’s house! It was VERY casual! Luckily, I had been in talks with my mom, nana, and sister that I wanted to start doing this and since I didn’t have a way of taking a picture of myself at the time, my mom would have to do it for me! After that first time, I only did it like three times from January to March 2014. When it began to get warmer outside, we did it a lot more and I started to learn a little pose!

If I’m sitting in my push wheelchair, the armrests are higher up than my other chair, but it moves my arm out of the way of the shirt! It’s my go-to pose now! At the end of the year, I had a lot of posts I had ever dreamed of having and I was so happy and inspired to keep going with it! I still have problems with finding the love for my hands, but I feel like I’ll always have that issue with them. It’ll also take longer than one year to finally love them too!

Something that I don’t think a lot of people have noticed in my posts is that I don’t wear makeup in them! I’ve never been a big fan of it and so I have over 24 posts and I’m pushing the boundaries of “normal” fashion bloggers! If you have a disability of any kind and have a blog or maybe thinking of creating one soon, I recommend you start doing an OOTD post here and there as after awhile, it’s no longer about your condition, you’re talking about the clothes and it’s just like everybody else’s posts!

Do you like the OOTD posts? Would you ever consider doing them on your blog or instagram account?

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The Pros & Cons Of Updating Your Phone When You’re Disabled

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I wrote this post for Bloggeration Magazine’s March piece last year but somehow it never made it out of the drafts. So I thought I’d let it out for you today! Hope you enjoy!

It seems like everybody has smartphone nowadays. They are the ideal device for the working and everybody over the age of sixteen. I actually remember the timeline of the cell phones from the late 90’s through the mid-00’s to right now. They came in different sizes and shapes. Some were simple to conceal away and then there were a few that looked too stupid to purchase – the sad part is everybody has had a mixture of both kinds at some point in their lives!

When it comes to somebody like me, having to do things with my feet, finding the right phone can be a very complicated process because you don’t really know what’ll work for you until you try it out, but unfortunately you can’t exactly try out a cell phone for 30 days. Well, I don’t know can you really try out a phone for a number of days?

I’ve only had two cell phones in my whole life. In the past, we found ways to use the house phone on my own. I had to lie on my side with the phone on the pillow and we’ve also used little headsets and I absolutely hated it because that was not how you held a telephone! However tons of people use Bluetooth now while riding and/or driving in the car. I think this was the reason why I wanted to learn how to text so badly because that’s what everybody did. It was the next source of communication.

I still use a flip phone. It’s funny to explain to people about what kind of phone I have and why they usually get a text message to ask to stop sending messages with the emojis because the words will literally disappear and they will be made into little boxes! I have a hard time explaining to people, even family members, why I’ll probably never get a “better” phone. So I’ve decided to give you guys a little pro and con post.

PROS:

  • Beautiful photography
  • Having all of the social media accounts in one place (Spotify, Twitter, and Instagram)
  • Never having to “write” out each note like future blog posts
  • Never missing a blog chat on Twitter
  • Play Bubble Shooter in the middle of the night on my bed
  • Never having to flip it open to read a message – this gets annoying at night!

CONS:

  • Having to sit up constantly, especially at night to read a text
  • Too big to hold with one foot or both
  • Toes are too big to touch the right keys
  • Can’t hold and click the button to take a picture
  • Slower at typing than on my laptop

As I was thinking of my personal pros and cons of this situation. I was really curious on what other people thought about a previous phone they’ve had in comparison to their newest whether it’s an iPhone or Android. I actually got a lot of good feedback on the subject.

A family friend of mine, Tracy says her phone is a tiny computer in her pocket. She even said it can start her car!! Sammy said it’s faster but admits that since you can do so much on it that everybody spends too much time on them. Despite the fact that everybody was talking about the good their smartphones can bring, I actually had some people give me some pros for the older flip phones too! Russell said they got better signal and the battery lasts forever–which is very true! I can use my phone longer than my iPod in a month! Brittany said it was less likely you could butt dial anyone with a flip phone than these newer phones unless you didn’t have a code lock to open it.

I wanted to continue to get different opinions, but I think in a way what I generally needed were comments from other people with disabilities and luckily for me I can do just that by asking the members of the Arthrogryposis group I belong to on Facebook. I had a few people give me their insight. One person said she mainly uses her tablet instead. She said that has to use a mouth stick, but she can easily text with it! A fellow friend of mine, Rhianna, says she can lay on her bed and text with her nose (I’ve seen one person text with their tongue and chin!) and uses her voice to navigate through her phone. Another person described how she uses this feature to take pictures, all she has to do is say the word “cheese” and her phone will automatically take it for her!

Technology as a whole, moves faster than the general person. When a creator builds these different devices, they are looking for ways make things easier so that’s why they’ve moved on to touch screens and being voice activated. I don’t think these things are all bad, I think it’s pretty cool on what people manage to make things easier to use, however I also feel for people like me are forgotten about too. We can’t use certain electronics. The iPod I have right now is a Nano and the screen is smaller in width than my big toe which is what I use to move through the different songs and playlists. I can still use it but opening it that Christmas made me feel very uncomfortable because I did not think it would work out very well. If it came with a mini camera I swear I’d probably love it a little bit more than I do right now!

So what do you think, should I go ahead and update my phone or just leave it be?

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