who's that girl?

Hi, I’m Kimmie. Pleasure to meet you. As a 32-year-old native Nashvillian(ish),  I am not the most amazing girl you have ever met. I probably won’t inspire you, so don’t confuse this as chicken soup for your soul. I‘ve never traveled to India to find myself or been the kind of person who has tangled and tragic romantic affairs. I am, in fact, a girl who after college realized she needed to have something impressive to talk about when she ran into old acquaintances. They are inevitably married, have spent summers backpacking across Europe or now lead their own production company (sometimes all of the above). I wanted to write and couldn't find a job doing so, so now I am doing it on my terms on this site.


Unlike many gimps, I don’t care what kind of term you use: handicapped, cripple, disabled, or even that girl in the wheelchair. In fact, the latter is a very effective frame of reference. If you said, “Kimmie is that girl in the wheelchair,” it’s significantly easier to narrow me down than saying, “Kimmie is that brunette with the sparkling personality.” 

Trust, my chair is but a supporting character in my life.  This blog is mostly about the loves of my life: Nashville, my mentally unstable  mutts, my ginger boyfriend, my wild pack of friends, bargain shopping, reality TV that rots the brain, live Americana music, weird shit I find on the internet and really anything else that happens to strike my fancy. 
like dinosaurs for example.

If you have any questions, send your thoughts into cyberspace directed to kimmie.jones at gmail dot com.

17 comments:

  1. I love it :) I'm in a wheelchair myself and your blog really inspired me :)

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    1. That's so sweet! Thanks so much! Keep reading and telling me what you think!

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  2. I can't believe I've found another girl in Nashville that doesn't mind being called "crippled"! I often refer to myself as "palsied" for identification purposes. So happy that Caity tweeted about you. We should talk ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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    1. absolutely! Maybe you can write a guest post for me soon!

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  3. Found your blog through Alicia and loving it! I've book marked you so I'll be back for more!

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    1. Great! Glad you enjoy! Please leave comments so I know what you like!

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  4. I call myself a cripple too sometimes simply because I can. Able-bodied people don't know where to look though when I use it which makes me want to laugh. I kinda like it when my friend's little boy calls me Sarah-in-a-wheelchair-Sarah. Saves confusing me for anyone else. Great blog.

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    1. It's great to hear that other people share my attitude. I don't take many things too seriously...especially the petty! Also kids and their reactions to my chair are priceless. I have several convinced I'm part robot

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  5. Hi. I came over from Whatdoyoudear after reading your guest post there. I'm a mom of a child (Noah) with a disability.

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    1. Thanks so much for paying me a visit! I am so glad you found me...especially through Mary Evelyn...one of the coolest bloggers I know!

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  6. I found your blog looking for a Sonic the Hedgehog costume that wasn't really skimpy..ha! I love your costume duo and your blog! You seem really down to earth and hilarious! I am very hard of hearing and my friends always call me Deafie or That Deaf Girl..I really don't mind it at all. Keep up your blog! I love it!

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    1. Thanks!!! I would love to see your sonic costume !!! Halloween is always a labor of love! Also, love the term deafie

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  7. You know all I wanted to do was look up a "girl in wheelchair" on google for a drawing reference and instead I'm here 'cause let's be honest, of course I'm going to check out a blog titled "That Girl in a Wheelchair"! (That and drawing wheelchairs is hard so, yay for procrastinating!) I am not in a wheelchair but my brother is disabled so I love anything and everything having to do with people who are disabled! Thus far I have read your first three post on this blog (from way back in 2010) and I love your sense of humor. Needless to say I'll be sticking around. I've already added this blog to my list. :) I can't promise I'll read ever post (my attention span is horrible...) but I'll definitely keep checking in! :)

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  8. Awesome!!! I love news like this and hearing about the weird way people find me!!

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