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Elise Schvartz
I am nearsighted and have worn glasses since I was a child. Nowadays, I wear them pretty much 95% of the day; when I’m on the computer, watching TV, or just existing in the world. If I wear them while I’m reading, however, they tend to give me a headache, so when I take up...
Let’s be real: 99% of people don’t know what ataxia is in the first place. In fact, my first and most common misconception could be “No, actually, I don’t have multiple sclerosis, thanks for asking…” I wrote an article recently explaining what ataxia is, and here I’ll tell you about the most common things people ask...
As I think I mentioned in another article, the thing that bothered me the most about last summer’s pandemic reality was not being able to walk and go outside. There were stairs all around my building, so I couldn’t leave easily, and while I could take my car to go somewhere … where would I...
So, what would I say to someone newly diagnosed (with any disability, not just ataxia)? Surround yourself with other disabled people. I am speaking here as someone who got diagnosed with a degenerative physical disability in young adulthood. Who had spent her whole life up until then as an able-bodied person. Or at least thinking...
Hello! My name is Elise, I am a 34-year-old Canadian woman living on the Montreal South Shore. Also with me is my eight-year-old cat Kenji. I am a disabled freelance language professional: translating, editing, proofreading, beta-reading, I do it all, in both French and English! In my free time, I love reading, writing, and watching...

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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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