Hi — Alexis here.

You know what I’m waiting for?

I’m waiting for the day that people with disabilities stop being “inspirational.”  Where a person with a disability isn’t praised any more or less than a person without. I’ve seen a lot of stories circulating lately with people who have disabilities being praised for simply living out tasks of daily life. (Holding a job, going to the gym, going out ect…)

Why is this news worthy? Why is this a bigger deal than it would be for your average person?

I’m waiting for the day where people with physical, intellectual and non disabilities are side by side with one another, living out their daily lives, together,  LIKE IT’S NO BIG DEAL.

Because it’s not.

I’ve noticed people with intellectual disabilities are often far more newsworthy for doing things like getting a job, going to prom etc.

A person’s a person no matter what, just the same as you or I. Let’s stop thinking that some people are superior to others.

We’re all in this together — let’s live like it!



Alexis Nichols is a motivational speaker and advocate for people with disabilities. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Alexis has never seen her disability as something that limits her in life; instead she believes it enhances it. She strives in being a positive force for others and is never without a smile! Continually she shares her message of “you define your disability, your disability doesn’t define you!” She also sits on various boards, councils and committees affecting people with disabilities and has volunteered with Branches of Life for the last 4 years.