Building A Platform 

Have you ever helped someone with even realizing it? We all have our angels that watch over us, guiding us to do things we never thought were possible before. Well a few months ago I was down in the dumps because I couldn’t find a job. I felt hopeless, stagnant at times until one day realized I didn’t have to take the rejection of applying for jobs anymore . I could create my own ventures. So I started Friends On Wheelz with my best Ashley. We want to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. My main goal is to start a dialogue so that having a disability is not a barrier, rather a gateway to creating change. Acting and modeling is one way I’m creating my platform. 

Funny I’ve always said I was going to be a lawyer when I first entered college or so I thought. God said”That’s not your path, I have a different one. Follow mine my plan is greater.” Struggling I quickly realized this wasn’t my path. Well not that it wasn’t my path it was just that I would advocate in a different way. So I took year off to figure out what I wanted to do. I changed my major to Communication which was the perfect fit for me. I could still help others and use my creative side to do it. Now I’m using the skills I’ve learned to advocate for myself and others as well. My confidence has gone way up,hearing others tell me that my story has inspired them. It’s really others who inspire me to continue on my path creating change and making diffference in others lives whether it be disabled or able bodied. 
–Ebony  Washingron
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Making Assumptions 

It’s funny when you have a disability others think it has to be a physical one. I recently read a story about a woman parking in handicap spot. A person had left a nasty note saying it was “unethical” for her to park in a space because she wasn’t handicapped. What does being handicapped mean? It’s more than a physical condition. Don’t assume you know what someone is going through. It really disgusted me that people could be so rude to this woman. She was a veteran who fought in Iraq. She may not be physically impaired, but the emotional scars we will never understand what she went through.
 My point is never assume you know someone’s situation. Next time you see someone who’s physically able in a handicapped parking spot remember that disabilities are not always physical.
-Ebony . Washington
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Ignorance Is NOT Bliss

Hey! It’s Eb and lately I’ve been really annoyed with people. Ignorance is definitely not bliss and assuming is not the way. In my experience adults seem to be the ones that are the most offensive. Most have nothing but good intentions and others are just blissfully ignorant. That’s not ok. I do my best to inform others about my disability. I think it’s a two way street. People should take the time to read and learn about others issues different from their own. This doesn’t just apply to the disabled community. Taking the time to learn about other cultures and attempting to see the world through others perspectives. People tend to make veiled assumptions about groups of people without getting to know them or their stories. And that can be dangerous it drives people apart rather than pulling them together. Now I don’t want to get all preachy, but something must be done we must come together. Especially in the climate we’re living in today. I just want to spread awareness. A lot of people may not read my blogs, but I write this in the hopes that I at least make a difference in one persons life. Ashley and I started this blog to raise awareness about disabilities. It’s so much more than that it’s about sharing our testimony and encouraging others to do the same. I definitely appreciate all the love and support we have received over this past year. I hope you continue reading our journey. Until next time….drop by our Facebook page Friends on Wheel(Cerebral Palsy)

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Q and A

Hey guys, it’s been ahwhile and I’ve been super busy. I’m making an effort to become more active on my social media pages! I will be doing a twitter Q & A tomorrow! Join me 7pm EST!  Use the  #AskEbony follow me @EbonyWOfficial See you there!

A Weight Lifted

“Come to Me, all you  who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

 

Lately, the world has been heavy on me. I honestly have had no idea why, there has been no reason for me to feel this way, but yesterday, I heard the message that I needed to hear. To be completely real, I have no idea what I’m passionate about anymore. Back in January,  I was in a wreck where my van was thrown off the road, into  some trees, and completely totaled. By the grace of God, and some miracle, I survived which obviously means that I still have work that my Heavenly Father wants me to do here, even if I have no idea what that is. I know I’m probably going to get a lot of argument from this statement, but I honestly have no idea how long I’m going to  keep writing, or if I’m going to become the disabilty advocate I thought I would become, but there are two things I know I’m passionate about: Honoring my grandmother, (Abuelita) and most  importantly, honoring God, so friends, I’m passing on the message I heard yesterday to you today: When the world is heavy, let God carry you.

 

In Christ’s Love,

Ashley N. Moulin

 

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Water Skiing

Hey guys! It’s Ash and Eb again. We went water skiing, and we had  so much fun. We were able to sit in the skis. The boat pulled our skis by a rope. Ash screamed the whole time because  she was having so much fun. It was Eb’s first time. She was a bit nervous, but had fun nonetheless.  We loved going fast, and bouncing on the lake as the wind blew through our hair.  A huge thank you to Joe Ray and Adaptive Aquatics for letting us have another adventure together.

 

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