CanCanOnWheelz Blog

This blog follows the life of Candis Welch as she navigates life on wheelz

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The Plastic Fight! Protecting the life of Straws

The recent ban on plastic drinking straws has the disABLED community up in roar! Why are we fighting so hard to keep plastic on the table? The current hot topic of debate in the disABLED community is the recent ban of plastic straws. According to a recent CNN article, the ban is meant to be a proactive step towards “easing” the burden of plastic waste and its effects on our environment. According to the National Park Service, Americans use an estimated 500 million “drinking s

Accessible Summer Vacations: My How-To Guide for Planning and Packing

A How-To guide on how to plan and pack for vacations for the differently-abled individual. It is officially summer time! One of my favorite times of the year. Summertime for me means, it’s time to put up the sweaters and break out the comfy (and fashionable maxi dress) it’s time to ditch the house parties for day parties and weekends at the beach, outdoor concerts, happy hours on open air patios serving up crisp and refreshing cocktails and of course VACATIONS! As working adu