From Where I Sit


From Where I Sit by Kathy Bates offers an informative, honest, and sometimes deeply personal look into the world of disability. The topics Kathy writes about are not just disability issues; they are timely and relevant community issues. It is her hope that this blog will encourage the understanding that disability never discriminates, and it touches us all sooner or later.

Ms. Kathy Bates
I refer to shopping as my second favorite sport. I love to find bargains. I usually don't buy a piece of clothing unless it matches at least 3 things ... Learn More
As the old song goes, "there's no place like home for the holidays." Learn More
As hate crimes rose across the U.S. to a level that hasn’t been seen in over a decade, fewer of them targeted people with disabilities. Learn More
Last week, a judge terminated guardianship — which essentially stripped Borjas of his rights by deeming him incapacitated — and allowed him to use a l... Learn More
In August of 2019, I wrote a blog post entitled 10 Things I Would Tell You About Disability. I have always had a strong need to advocate for change, n... Learn More
Speaking the other night from his hometown of Wilmington, Del., the president-elect pledged to work for every American. Learn More
“Anne Hathaway has made an apology,” the Lucky Fin Project wrote on Instagram. “This is a step in the right direction. This is a teachable moment. Let... Learn More
Disabilities have long been overlooked by candidates for office.  Learn More
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was this year's recipient of the National Constitution Centers Liberty Medal for her efforts to adv... Learn More
It’s hard to believe it has been 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Learn More