Friday Favorites

We made it through another week! This was a pretty busy and hectic week for me, so I’m extra happy that the weekend is here. I have nothing super exciting from my own life to share from this past week, but I am celebrating the (re)release of Red (Taylor’s Version) today, which I will be listening to as much as possible!

On to the favorites – lots of disability-related things this week!

Disability Activist Dies

I’m not starting out these favorites on an upbeat note, I know, but this is a really important story. Engracia Figueroa, a disability activist, passed away after an airline destroyed her customized wheelchair and delayed fixing and replacing it. I don’t think people understand how vital our wheelchairs are, and how incredibly customized they are, too. When I’m not in my own wheelchair, I struggle to even eat and drink – that’s how important the support it provides is. It’s such a heartbreaking tragedy, and something that is TOTALLY avoidable.

Radiant Being Charm

I love when jewelry is beautiful and meaningful, and this charm from Catbird that reads “Radiant being worthy of love” is exactly that. It’s such a powerful message, and what better way to be reminded of it than to wear it? It’d be a great gift… whether it’s for someone else or for yourself!

First Disabled Superhero

I am very much NOT a comic book or superhero person, but Eternals might be the first one I want to see because of the casting. Lauren Ridloff, a Deaf actress, is playing the first Deaf superhero. It’s hard to overstate how HUGE it is to see a Deaf actress in such a major role. So, so cool.

Spaces World Premiere

Another really cool thing – Shane and Hannah Burcaw (Squirmy & Grubs) teamed up with some other people with SMA to write and premiere a song. It was written by people with SMA, sung by someone with SMA, and the video was directed and produced by people with SMA. So cool to have this kind of representation!

Supersoft Sweater

I love the rollneck of this J.Crew sweater, and love that it’s made with “supersoft yarn,” too – does anything sound cozier?! Just the type of thing that I want to throw on when there’s a chill in the air. Right now. J.Crew is offering 40% off with the code FAMILY if you’re a rewards member (it’s free to join)!

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