It's nearly impossible to avoid the fact that social networking websites have taken over the internet. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have created their own empire--nowadays, you can find anyone, as long as you look in the right places.
I'm here to help you find those places--in the form of men and women who show us their strengths in 140 character Tweets. This is a carefully cultivated list on who you should consider following on Twitter if you wish to see those with disabilities living their lives, one Tweet at a time.
- David C. Reilly (@DEE_CHATTER) - A fellow journalist, David's Twitter profile says it all--he's never let his health bring him down.
- Angry Cripple Editor (@AngryOzCripple) - This is the Twitter of one of the editors at The Punch! Not only do they grace timelines with news and important updates, but they're inspiring with their own stories and coverage.
- Julie McAllister (@SpecialMomsHeal) - For the familial touch, Julie is a mother of special needs children who works hard at getting the word out.
- Amy Julia Becker (@amyjuliabecker) - And for those who need a faithful hand, Amy is here with wisdom and comfort to those who need it.
- Scope (@scope) - It's not only single people that end up on Twitter--various websites and newspapers do as well! Scope's Twitter is as empowering as they come, and is essentially an All-You-Need Twitter about the today issues.
In the end, this is but a teaspoon of sugar in the pot of honey that is disability represented on Twitter. There are so many men and women out there, Tweeting away right now, who have a strong voice.
Take this list and expand upon it, create your own online environment with those you agree with! We're all looking to find others to relate to, and this is one of the simplest ways to do it in this online era. The Twitter sea is vast, and as everyone says--there's always more fish in the sea.
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