Disability and Sexuality

I’m very proud to announce my first guest post, ever.  I’m honoured, and privileged, to be sharing my story (some of which you may have already read in past posts on my blog).  Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on Disability and Sexuality.

Click here to read my post.

While you are over there, check out Kristin Noelle’s Trust Tending blog.  I have no doubt that she will inspire you as much as she has done me with her thought-provoking, meaningful writing.  Believe me, it will be worth your while.

Enjoy and let us know what you think.  I would love for you to be part of this conversation.

 

Thank you for your love, care and support.  I am truly grateful to each and every one of you, my readers.

About Tracy Todd

Although I need a wheelchair to get around, it is most certainly NOT what defines my essence as a woman. I am also a mother, teacher, wannabe writer and an inspirational speaker with a positive outlook on life.
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11 Responses to Disability and Sexuality

  1. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.

    I am quite sure I will learn a lot of new stuff right here!

    Best of luck for the next!

  2. Beth says:

    Wow Tracy, thats all I can say for now, Wow! I have just found your blog and you are truly inspiring.

    I wish I had the ability to express myself as well as you do. I am an above knee amputee due to cancer (at age 15). I battle with my disability everyday – due to the position of my tumour, the amputation was done very high up my femur and rehab wasn’t an importance as the doctors were too busy trying to save my life and treat the cancer. I walk with difficulty, am limited to short distances, and suffer with blisters and bleeding skin from my prosthesis.

    I admire you and your courage immensely, and am so grateful to have found your blog. Because my disability is “hiiden” to a degree, I always wear long pants and endure the stares as people try to figure out what is wrong with me, the constant comments from strangers about why I walk “funny”. In a way it was easier before I started using a prosthesis as it was obvious why I was on crutches – there was only one leg sticking out the bottom!

    One thing I am realising as time goes by, I have been an amputee for 26 years, is that I crave more connections with other disabled people, but I have no idea where to find them? I would love to walk in a room, the way that I walk, and not feel everyone’s eyes turn towards me and make immediate judgements about me.

    I am 42 years old, and am finally discovering myself and my strengths. I would love to spend some time with disabled children, just reading to them and helping them feel that there are others out there who care about them, but I have no idea where to start finding an outlet for this.

    Sorry, I’ve written an essay here, maybe I need to write my own blog to release some of my pent-up feelings!

    Take care, and thanks again for the inspiration
    Beth

  3. Hi Tracy, I popped over to Kristin’s blog to read your article and wish to reiterate what I said about you being the most remarkable woman and I commend you for being able to always write so beautifully and with such candidness. You are a wonderful spokesperson.🙂 Mandy

  4. souldipper says:

    Tracy, when I tried to post my comment on Kristin’s blog, a message appeared that said her blog considered my comment “spam”. Here’s an exact copy: (Go figure!)

    “Tracy, it is no surprise to find you wandering about the bloghood, spreading your insights and wisdom.
    Thanks again and always for modelling vulnerability without even a soupçon of withholding. Therein lies the key to true intimacy. I may get there…”

    • Tracy Todd says:

      Amy – Amazingly, before I started writing my blog (a mere 18 months ago) I wasn’t aware this immense bloghood even existed. I have to say that it has been the most eye-opening, heartwarming experience I have had in a long time. It’s absolutely wonderful to be able to connect with so many talented, incredible people from around the globe. And I’m loving every minute of it.

  5. Moonyeen says:

    Your body will follow and experience what your mind has fantasise about, what your intellect has reason about and what your spirit has longed for.

  6. Anton says:

    More often than not it is difficult to address this subject, and society (especially ours) frowns if you discuss these issues. This post, like a previous one, addresses the subject with sensitivity and a touch of humour. You’re an awesome woman!

  7. Your sexuality and sensuality is a celebration of being alive, Tracy.
    It brings a tear and a smile.
    Thank you for your insights.
    xxx

    • Tracy Todd says:

      Chris – You were instrumental in getting my blog up and running. I salute you for giving me this forum to express myself and celebrate my life. Thank you.

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