PUSHLiving offers entertaining takes on disability and adaptation.
Ironic that so many of us are spending National Mobility Awareness Month locked down in our homes. One silver lining for us has been the discovery of PUSHLiving, an online magazine that might have escaped our notice if we’d been spending more of our time on the go and less of it on the Internet.
Although its primary audience is wheelchair users, PUSHLiving has great content for anybody who can’t take their mobility for granted, including amputees. It covers everything from nutrition to dating, housing, tech, travel, insurance, legal issues, and so on, but what draws us to PUSHLiving is the attitude. The voices are confident, assertive, fresh, funny and downright salty at times. If you’re easily shocked, maybe steer clear. If you’re looking for entertaining takes on healthy, adaptive, inclusive living, head on over.
Here’s a brief sampler from Gina Schuh, a lawyer from Phoenix who writes regularly for PUSHLiving about dating and relationships (as well as law and advocacy):
“My relationship ended right before the quarantine. We didn’t officially live together, so here I am spending hours upon hours alone, staring at the lizard who lives outside of my window. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a major extrovert who thrives off human interaction…this is torture.
“If the breakup [had] happened pre-pandemic, I’d be hitting the hottest places with my girlfriends, chasing my real estate dreams, volunteering, traveling, and doing my best to work out the breakup crazies. None of that is happening. Instead, I’m a caged bird slowly losing my song.
“So of course, I do the next best thing…sign up for a dating app, right? HA! Don’t judge. We’re all locked down, and I’m bored out of my mind. In the past, I’ve stayed tried and true to Tinder. This time I thought I’d try some of the other apps and share my experience. Keep in mind I’m a 34-year-old quadriplegic with lots of sass and just a little class, so results vary. I throw up some pictures (always at least two full body with chair included), some clever little bio, and the matches roll in. I get to be funny and flirty over messages, and it’s good practice for when we aren’t locked down.”
Find out which dating apps passed Schuh’s test (and which ones might work for you) over at PUSHLiving.