Posting photo of this party loving blue chameleon to go along with my excerpted text from my blog post on @yoocandoanything because like the photo that was chosen of me accomplishing the feat getting #engayged this photo also has nothing to with what I wrote.

While it's not untrue that I have experienced ableism, racism, and queerphobia in my official return to the stage in my mid twenties, moreover I have discovered that most marginalized stars and illuminators are and have to be self-made. I am lucky enough to have disabled (crip), queer, and Black community backing me up- never let anyone tell you that your experience exists in a vacuum: You Are Not Alone. And you don't have to wait to be discovered either! Envision what you want, ask for help, and start breaking off little, chewable chunks till you devour and realize your goal. This year alone I joined the Board of Directors of an up and coming arts, events, and media production company and crew @playthey , became a #nasmcertified personal trainer, and had the privilege to be nurtured in @axisdanceco Disabled Choreographer's Lab (directed by @marcbrew ), @intimantheatre Emerging Artist Program (directed by @sporkalob ), and am currently choreographing for three shows, and playing a featured role in @seattlemusical Legally Blonde the Musical (directed by @1knaturalshocks ). It is my eventual goal to start a dance school with its own resident dance company and an animal sanctuary in its yard. I have moments of doubt all the time, but then I imagine not doing what I love, and that is infinitely worse than the possibility that I will fail by someone else's standards.
To join me on my journey and or to see about virtual or in person personal training or creative consulting, visit nevebebad.com. #nasmcpt #disabledchoreographer #morethanawoman #bluechameleon #yoocandoanything #includingquestioneverything #nevebebad

New Beginnings
This was published today as a 24-hour story featured on youcanfind.com (the link is in my bio). In the next few months, it’ll be posted on FB and Instagram @yoocandoanything to over 35,000 followers. I love these communities like @medicalmedium and @yoocandoanything that inspire and connect people...
Hi, I’m Tracey! While my life’s journey has been filled with a lot of emotional and physical suffering, it's also made me a very compassionate person. I’ve accomplished so much more than anyone expected - college degree, career as an analyst - and now I’m focused on healing my diseases and starting a non-profit to help others.
The Valleys
I was diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) muscular dystrophy at age three and have fought all my life. My life has been challenging: first losing my ability to walk and eventually losing my career, then dealing with severe muscle atrophy, intense body pain, joint pain, arthritis, spinal curvature, anxiety, depression, connective tissue disease, a skin disease, nerve transmission issues, and more. Last year I was bedridden and even tried to commit suicide when I thought nobody would help me fight anymore. I hit rock bottom and was saved. It all started with a prayer and a book “Medical Medium Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illnesses and How to Finally Heal.”
Rising Up
The @medicalmedium books have given me hope, faith, and information to heal that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I’m accomplishing the impossible and reversing all of my diseases. It takes time, but I’m finally rising out of the ashes. I feel like I have a new beginning and a new story unfolding. I have a clarity that I’ve never had before.
I feel so blessed that the pain is nearly gone, the depression and suicidal thoughts are gone, my panic attacks are a thing of the past, my connective tissue is repairing, my sacrum untwisted, my brain fog has lifted, my muscles are actually building, and my skin disease is clearing. I’ve been sick for so long it’s going to take time to fully heal, but I’m headed in the right direction.
I have learned nothing is impossible!!
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"I (@nevebebad) was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita & scoliosis. I've always been singing, acting, dancing, and performing. When I was eight, I was invited to dance with a company giving me the impression that dance was for everyone who wanted to dance (spoiler alert: it is). In high school, I tried out for musicals and the dance team but could tell that my skin color, body, and mind didn't match the ideas of the Musical Director and Choreographers. Discouraged, I informally quit performance art when I was in sixteen. I felt I wasn't truly a performer or artist material, and that any success I received would be because of pity.
While I have experienced ableism, racism, and queerphobia in my return to the stage, but I have discovered that most marginalized stars and illuminators are and have to be self-made. I am lucky enough to have the disabled, queer, and Black community backing me up. It is my eventual goal to start a dance school with its own resident dance company and an animal sanctuary in its yard. I have moments of doubt all the time, but then I imagine not doing what I love, and that is infinitely worse than the possibility that I will fail by someone else's standards." To read the rest of Neve's story, click link in bio or visit www.yoocanfind.com. #yoocandoanything #yoocan #amcawareness #arthrogryposis #dance #dancer #dancelife #singer #scoliosis #beautiful #performer #performance #dance #artist #entertainer #instagood #love #performanceart #performer #wheelchair #wheelchairlife #iamadaptive #fitness #engayged #blackartists #empowerment #believe #nevebebad #blackdancersmatter #picoftheday

The Pioneer Women’s Butternut squash soup -
The soup was a lot of hard work neither easy or quick for me but it was very worth it and of course it was delicious! #easyweeknightdinner #healthyeating #glutenfree #yoocandoanything #cerebralpalsy #thepioneerwoman #vegetarianrecipes

#NationalPreemieDay 👶🏻👶🏻👯‍♀️💕 My twin sister and I were supposed to be born in June BUT we were born in April... I was 3️⃣ pounds and my sister went under 1️⃣ pound. The doctor said it would be a miracle if we both survived. My sister almost died and she spent most of the first year of her life in the hospital. My sister does not have Cerebral Palsy but she did have Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating disease that affects mostly the intestine of premature infants.
We both fought hard to stay in this world. And now we are both living out our own dreams.✨💫✨👯‍♀️💕
#BeBrave #NeverGiveUp #PositiveVibes #BeTheLight #YooCanDoAnything
#CerebralPalsyCan #Motivation
#KreationsByKittles #LeftyStrong #CPStrong
#CerebralPalsy #NEC #NECSurvivor #Preemies #Twins #Twinning #👯‍♀️

"I am Giulia Lamarca (@_giulia_lamarca), a 27 y/o psychologist, traveler & dreamer. I had an accident seven years ago, which forced me to be in a wheelchair. I cannot walk anymore! The accident took a lot away from me, but at the same time gave me so much. During my recovery at the hospital, I met and fell in love with the one that is my husband today. At the end of my rehabilitation, he asked me to come to Australia with him. I said YES, just for fun! Soon we were on a plane heading to the kangaroo-land, which was our first adventure together. From that moment, traveling has been my way to walk around the world, to rejoice and feel free! He even asked me to marry him at the airport in Paris! Our goal is to visit all the wonders in the world together because they should be accessible for everyone. The wheelchair has taught me to see life as an adult at a child's height allowing me to see with the eyes those who see for the first time again! It's like I am only 7. If you like my story, follow me! Travel blog coming soon." For more stories like Giulia's, click link in bio or visit www.yoocanfind.com." #yoocandoanything #yoocan #travel #dream #wanderlust #love #spinalcordinjury #sci #spinalcordinjuryawareness #recovery #beautiful #wheelchair #wheelchairlife #wheelchairmodel #wheelchairgirl #disabilityrights #disability #disabled #travelblogger #travelgram #wheelchairtravel #wedding #bride #disabilityfashion #bride #bodypositive #weddingdress #instatravel #nevergiveup #iamadaptive

We were blessed to be given this hot tub back in July, finally were able to have an electrician come and hook it up....well worth the wait and amazing for Brookies tight muscles!!! #smilesforbrookie #mylittlecpwarrior #cerebralpalsy #impossibleisnothing #cerebralpalsyawareness #nonverbal #inclusion #iamadaptive #yoocandoanything #smile #model #kidmodel #specialneeds #hottub #blessed #spasticmuscles

What really counts as a disability?
According to Equality Act 2010, you have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial & long-term negative effect on your ability to do daily activities.
I’ve lived up to that definition since I was 15 but it’s only within the last year that I’ve embraced it. I ran away from it all the way through education and even after finishing uni, I kept rejecting the word.
My understanding of disability at that age was, to put it simply, ugly and wrong. I thought being disabled was something to pity, to desperately avoid. The only disabilities I had seen in real-life, or on TV, were paralysed people, or those with amputated limbs, or the deaf children my mother taught.
My limited scope of disability convinced me that I was unworthy of the word. How could I fit into that category? I believed that I had to be visibly disabled in order to qualify.
Now I’m taking the word as my own. From the outside, I look like an able-bodied person but on the inside my body is falling apart. Through my own experience, I’ve finally learned that disabilities do not have a uniform appearance. We come in countless beautiful shapes and sizes, some immediately obvious and others completely invisible. I just wish I hadn’t taken so long to come to that startlingly obvious conclusion!
The word disability isn’t weak, scary or something to be pitied, it takes immense patience and power to endure and disabled people are nothing but fucking fierce. Being disabled will never define me but from now on I will wear the word as a mark of pride.
Link in bio for a new blog post!
Kinda want this as a tattoo, thoughts?
#spooniesisterhood #fightlikeawarrior #fibromyalgia #scleroderma #chronicillness #chronicpain #explainyourpain #fibromyalgiwarrior #chronicfatigue #pain #disabilityawareness #disabled #disability #happyanddisabled #chronicandhappy #sclerodermawarrior #selfcare #yoocandoanything #disabledandproud

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“Be Brave." (@hadleysoi_adventure) Hadley, yoocan storyteller.
Hadley has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease). She has had 90 severe fractures and 15 surgeries. Hadley shows everyone how to be happy and that you can laugh and keep going, even when life seems flipped upside down.
Yesterday was Hadley's birthday! Please join us in wishing Hadley a happy birthday & to help raise awareness for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease). To read more about Hadley, click link in bio or visit www.yoocanfind.com. #yoocandoanything #yoocan #osteogenesisimperfecta #brittlebones #inspirationalquotes #quotestagram #quoteoftheday #motivationalquote #proudmom #oiwarrior #disabilityawareness #iamadaptive #instagood #photooftheday #determined #happy #smile #love #strong #hadleysoiadventure #oiawarness #oisucks #prayersforhadley #fracture #bornthisway #oican #cute #nevergiveup #happybirthday #birthdaygirl

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