Annika Konrad stands tall, looking over her right shoulder as she prepares to embark on a hike. I'm her right hand is a hiking pole and on her back is a large backpack. Mountainous green hills line the gravel path she is set to embark down.

What Disability Has Taught Me About The Limits of Independence

The meanings of words are important. Words shape how we think about people, life circumstances and the events in our lives. They shape our attitudes and our responses to situations. The Council and its Board of Directors took a closer look at its mission, and has made a change that will broaden the attitudes and perceptions of and for people with disabilities in Wisconsin. Annika Konrad explains why she proposed this change and what being truly empowered means to her.

Parochial Perils

From having to lug around large print books to being teased about having the front row seat in class, memoirist Dan Sullivan chronicles in relatable fashion the bullying and blessings he received while a student losing his vision attending St. Joe’s in rural Wisconsin. He writes about the hope the prayers of the Sisters gave him when he found out he had macular degeneration, an incurable eye condition.