Thursday, September 19, 2013

For when I'm not blogging...

I know sometimes I disappear and completely don't blog, so for those instances when I fall off the face of the earth here are some AMAZING blogs (and might I mention their blogging schedule is also very variable).  The only reason I make this post is because I am entering my Senior year and I'm petrified, and have no idea how often I'll be blogging due to the crazy amount of video creating and editing I'll be doing, but I know in the end I'll be able to show you all some awesome videos.

Shelby a Fashion Guru:

Kyann an accessibility advocate:

Allegra a writer on the rise:

Shane an SMA comedian and advocate:

Hillabush couple working in the Philippines (their daughter is my caregiver!):

Jenica a seeing impairment advocate:

Happy reading!!!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

P.S. I'm STILL going to blog, I just don't really have a set schedule when, but honestly did I even have one before?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Winter Quarter 2012

It's crazy to think that Winter Quarter was almost a year ago, but either way I am reflecting on it now. My biggest mistake of that quarter was Burlesque, no really that was the one class in all my years of education that I most regret.  It was just not for me, I'm a shy and not-okay-with-nudity person and although the class was titled feminism, it definitely did not feel like it.  My friend, also in a wheelchair took the class with me and the looks we both received were priceless.  We were required to make pasties (nope not pastries, you read correctly...pasties) as well as watch our fellow classmates perform.  It was the most awkward experience ever.  My so-called social experiment on the world regarding their reaction to two girls in wheelchairs was pretty much an epic fail because the class itself was so awkward.  Nonetheless, my friend definitely made the class bearable and we just laughed at the pity and awkward looks.  Even though I did not particularly enjoy the class, my friend has started a pasties-making business and has extended her creativity, so yay for her. :)

On the bright side my other two classes were very enjoyable, stressful and intense, but very rewarding in the educational department.  I took Media Across Cultures and a Social Movement class, both of these classes made me see that as individuals who participate in social media we can have a huge impact in this world.  These classes just made me much more aware of how much I use social media, like this blog, and what it can be used for, not just the conventional, as well as the pros and cons.  Knowledge is definitely power! Stay tuned for my Spring Quarter post!!!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Where have I been this whole summer?!

I know, I know where has Yomara been the whole summer? Honestly I've been getting a lot of tasks done, some fun, some just plain tedious, but nonetheless I have accomplished several things this summer.  Number one on the list was, and is because I haven't finished, going to my new hospital and meeting all my new doctors, I was officially let go from Children's because I am twenty-one, although let's be honest I have a young face and could easily pass for a twelve year old.  I took a five credit class that was condensed into a month instead of the usual ten week quarter system, that was intense because I had to put my brain on the topic of Social Research for a month!  Luckily the class was really interesting and taught me how much social research is a part of everyday life, not to mention our professor was really funny and that made the class go by a lot quicker. Last, but certainly not least, I was busy trying to raise awareness about Camp Promise and the fact that we were quickly approaching our deadline, but had not reached our fundraising goal. It was a very close call, but thanks to so many great donors camp was able to happen. Just like last year it was most definitely the best week of my year!!!!!!  I got to hang out with all my old friends, meet some new ones, and make more EPIC memories to suffice until the next time we get to see each other. I have many exciting news so stay tuned!!!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)