Support and Empowerment for Young Disabled Women

Thrive with Us!

The Easterseals Thrive program facilitates personal growth and empowerment for disabled women during life transitions. During these challenging periods, the most valuable sources of encouragement come from those who have experience. Our book club is just one Thrive platform for adults to connect with younger women by sharing their personal stories, from their first heartbreaks and first loves, to first jobs.

We’re here to promote the importance of community and disability pride through outreach. This is your home base to follow our current events, get advice, connect with our active social media-based supports and more!

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Stories of Love

Take Me As I Am:
Vilissa Thompson shares her experience dating as a disabled woman, and offer tips for potential suitors unfamiliar with disability.

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Chat Highlights

Disability Inclusion:
Take a look back on our chat that was all about the need of and the importance of inclusion in disability spaces.

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He Mele a Hilo:
We interviewed Ryka Aoki, an author, musician, performer, and martial-arts extraordinaire! She talked about disability in her book He Mele a Hilo.

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Thrive Resource Spotlight

Easterseals Thrive seeks to empower young disabled women through the sharing of ideas and stories across online social networks. Check out some of the resources available to our community:

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Don't Label Me "Undateable"

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Read about Erin's journey toward love as a disabled woman!

"People told me I would never find love, and no romantic partner would accept everything that comes along with my disability. I refused to believe them, and it worked – just ask my partner."

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