My Life – Fall 2023 sarah October 9, 2023

My Life – Fall 2023

Welcome to the fall issue of My Life! This issue features empowering stories about finding your voice and inner strength. Our cover story is about Malachi Lewis-Byrd, whose self-confidence soared in his teenage years. “It’s been surreal watching Malachi go from being a timid child who was bullied and didn’t speak to now going out and just talking to everybody,” said his mom, Nonnie. “He just cannonballs into life.”
A collage of seven photos featuring people of all ages. A logo in the bottom left says My Life in white text on a blue background.

Advocate Amy Hayden also shares her powerful story about breaking free from an abusive relationship and relying on her resiliency to find strength and happiness. Our other feature stories include a look at the increasingly popular comic conventions, which give people a unique opportunity to connect to other fans, and tips to choose the right provider for your needs.

This issue, we interviewed radio host Ebony J, “the host that does the most.” She shares details about her career path and how she’s making a difference in the community. And, as the leaves turn with cooler days, we have a list of Great Parks trails perfect for fall foliage, as well as advice for taking care of yourself as the seasons change.

Our fall issue is also special because it marks the two-year anniversary of My Life! We’ve expanded the magazine to 20 pages and have a fresh, modern design. We’re thrilled with our community’s embrace of empowering stories by and for people with disabilities. 

Look out for free copies available in our buildings, throughout the community, and at the library branches in Deer Park, Blue Ash, Anderson Township, Monfort Heights, Oakley, College Hill, Mt. Healthy and Mariemont. You can also find the digital flipbook here or you can download a PDF here.

You can also listen to an audio version here, thanks to our partnership with CABVI. You can access this on the Amazon Echo by Alexa. Say, “Alexa, open Cincinnati Radio Reading Services.” Then say, “Alexa, Play My Life Magazine.” To hear previous issues, say “Alexa Previous.”

If you have questions, comments, or story ideas for future issues, send us a message at magazine@hamiltondds.org.

My Life is created by and for people with disabilities in our community. Each issue will include a letter from our superintendent, Leia Snyder, along with stories from people in our community and events you’ll want to put on your calendar.