Dear Reader,

Society has a tendency to view people with disabilities through a restrictive lens of what they cannot do instead of what they can do. Sometimes having a disability can feel like an uphill battle: not only when learning to manage it, but also when others try to define you based on their perceptions of your disability. I created Be In My Shoes to give a voice to people with disabilities and allow them to relate to others with the same disabilities. To accomplish this, I search for people all over the world to interview and share their perspective. Perhaps you have a disability and want to hear about other peoples’ experiences with your disability. Maybe you’re a friend or family member of someone who has a disability. Or perhaps you don’t even have a disability, but want to learn about the experiences of someone who has a disability. For whatever the reason, thank you for visiting my website. Be In My Shoes showcases the perseverance, strength, wisdom and courage of people with disabilities. I hope their experiences are as inspiring for you as they are for me.

Take care,

Adam Retsinas (EN/FR/SP)

Adam is a 23-year-old student living in Calgary, Alberta. He holds a BSc in Biochemistry and is working towards a Psychology degree. In his free time, Adam volunteers at a local long-term care facility and conducts research in a cognitive neuroscience lab.

Every penny raised from this blog is donated to the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), a non-for-profit organization that supports students with disabilities across Canada. Learn more about NEADS here.