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About the Author

Chava Willig Levy

Chava Willig Levy is a New York-based writer, editor, advocate and lecturer who zips around in a motorized wheelchair and communicates about the quality and meaning of life. She is available for speaking engagements and can be reached via her two websites: www.a-life-not-with-standing.com and www.chavawilliglevy.com. Her memoir, A Life Not with Standing, was published in 2013 and is an official selection of Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM15). It is available at Amazon as a print book and as an e-book.

Stigma

Stigma

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A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.


A Life Not with Standing

A Life Not with Standing

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Invisible, inaudible, inanimate: my adventures in a wheelchair.


A House of Hopes

A House of Hopes

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Mikvah and motherhood: Frankly, I never thought I'd enter either institution.


Sapphire Eyes

Sapphire Eyes

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A letter to two little girls.


A Tale of Two Circuses

A Tale of Two Circuses

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One circus warmed our imaginations, the other left us cold with disgust.


All About Aunt Nettie

All About Aunt Nettie

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A Mother's Day Tribute.


Mother's Love and Chicken Soup

Mother's Love and Chicken Soup

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Have your soup now. Cry later.


Pulling the Plug

Pulling the Plug

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TV or not TV? That was the question.


A Bucketful of Miracles

A Bucketful of Miracles

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Experiencing descent for the sake of ascent.