Get to know Melissa theSeed!

Get in touch with me:

On G+  +Melissa theSeed

On Facebook theSeed9811 and Forward RISE

On Twitter @theSeed9811

Email me

Website Forward RISE


Allow me to introduce myself.

I am a mom. I am a wife. I am a woman.
To be more specific: I am born and raised in New York; I am in my 30's; I have two children - a 16-year-old girl with global disabilities and a 2-year-old boy who also has some medical issues; and I am married to a wonderful man. Oh, and I have two cats who probably wish they had a different owner who would pet them more often...

I recently started a nonprofit (status pending) with a partner that promotes the acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities through rewarding social experiences and forward thinking workshops called Forward RISE. Check out our website at Forward RISE

Why am I doing this? Well, I've known for several years that I must  (1) change how people with disabilities are treated and thought of and (2) help women who are in my unique situation know that there are more like us and that they are not alone. So, no more procrastinating. The seed has been planted for far too long and is ready for the reaping and the sowing.  

When you're here, maybe you'll laugh or cry or roll your eyes. Maybe you'll furrow your brows and go, "hmmm..." Maybe none of the above. Whatever brought you here, I hope it landed you where you want to be and that you'll want to stick around.