is an autobiographical account of Ryan's dating experiences as a gay, disabled man.
His goal is to challenge the societal stereotype that all disabled people are asexual.
“She smiled at me, and the chill I’d carried in with me instantly vanished.” They exchanged flirtatious glances all through dinner, seated too far apart for actual conversation.
Finally, dessert was done, and Stephen began gathering the nerve to approach her.
At that age, he was, of course, adorable, but also a stunning performer.
Sometimes it comes in a “broken” container — one that goes about in a wheelchair or on crutches. “When people meet me, sometimes they say, ‘Oh my God, she’s disabled,’” says Ruotolo, who stands (with help from her constant companions, a pair of crutches) a little over four-foot-two in her Jimmy Choos — hence the title of her memoir, Unstoppable in Stilettos.“But once we get to know each other, those feelings go away.” “I still have the same personality, the same bad sense of humor, the same love of trivia,” says Oliver, 38, who was paralyzed in a body-surfing accident when he was 21.Having a disability can actually make a person stronger by forcing them to confront a painful reality.How many able-bodied gay men would ask out a disabled gay man? Haddad, 23, has struggled with for most of his young adult life.Ryan has cerebral palsy; he wears braces on his legs and uses a walker.