is a talent-exchanging network. More »
Join the TribeStart with 50 after offering a service.

Ask Me about Invisible Disabilities


10 per unit Virtual OK

Have you ever had any questions about what it's like for someone with disabilities to navigate the world we live in? How about those of us whose disabilities aren't always apparent? Ask me anything!

Here are some ideas for potential topics of questions you could ask:

* Physically getting around in public places (stores, malls, schools, workplaces, hiking, etc)
* Dealing with crowded places physically and/or emotionally and/or mentally
* Planning a day around when you need to take medication
* Planning a day around how much you can physically do
* Planning a day around how much you can mentally or emotionally do
* Using assistive devices (canes, wheelchairs, etc) when you don't "look sick"
* Using a service dog when you don't "look sick"
* How people react to us
* How you can help make our lives easier when you see us in public

And anything else you can think of! If it's too personal, I will let you know that I won't answer it but give you a chance to ask a different question.

Pricing is for one question and up to two follow-up questions/clarifications on the same subject.

Training & Qualifications

I have multiple disabilities, mostly invisible. I use a service dog to help me with these disabilities. I'm also friends with others who have different invisible disabilities, so I can answer general questions on those, as well!

Availability & Preferences

open & flexible

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Adrian

Sep 21, 2017
Adrian is great to work with! They are very informative and interesting to talk to. I'm so glad I was able to talk with them and learn more about invi...sible disability show more
Rachel received unit of Get a Random Story from Adrian
Jun 20, 2021
Adrian has great, exciting stories and it was wonderful working together! 😊
Natalee provided unit of Accountability Partner: Call + Msg for Adrian
Mar 04, 2021
It was truly a treat connecting with Adrian!
Mahikol J received unit of Pen Pal - Mail or email! from Adrian
Jan 30, 2021
Adrian is very friendly! The letter I received was fun and inviting to continue the conversation. Looking forward to writing more!
Kim provided unit of In depth look at a situation for Adrian
Jan 10, 2021
Adrian's energy is amazing and always a pleasure to work with
John provided session of Legal Consult for Entrepreneurs for Adrian
Sep 28, 2019
A pleasure to work with!
Joey received session of Ask a Service Dog Handler/Trainer from Adrian
Apr 22, 2019
Adrian was very knowledgable and answered my questions in a timely manner. Very patient with me and treated each question like it was important, never... made me feel silly or dumb. 10/10show more
Myrabelle provided unit of Portrait drawing for Adrian
Feb 28, 2019
It was a pleasure to make an other deal with you!
Delaney provided visit of Pen pal for Adrian
Feb 19, 2019
Looking forward to being pen pals
Jason received Help with Visit a website (that's it) from Adrian
Feb 11, 2019
Very nice and a big help for me


Join the TribeStart with 50 after offering a service.

Adrian's other services

Ask a Trans/Genderqueer Person
Without money, I find that I need to turn to alternate means for my fun and learning. Enter Simbi!

Ask a Trans/Genderqueer Person

Get a Random Story
Without money, I find that I need to turn to alternate means for my fun and learning. Enter Simbi!

Get a Random Story

About Adrian Schaefer

Hello! I'm Adrian, and the other cute face in my picture is my former service dog Riley. Both of my service dogs retired to other homes, but I'm quite honestly too lazy to change the picture. I liv...e with some visible and invisible disabilities. I don't always have the spoons for it, but I am passionate about disability advocacy, particularly people with invisible disabilities and children with disabilities. I'm also passionate about advocacy for people of color, economically disadvantaged people, trans and queer people, and service dogs and their handlers and trainers. I'm learning to use my privilege constructively. I love to write! I do fiction and poetry as well as largely ignoring two nonfiction blogs I have, one for advocacy and one for food and recipes. My days are shaped by my foster cats, writing, and cooking and eating. In between all of that, I love watching tv and playing Ticket to Ride and other board and card games. (Cards Against Humanity, Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, Seven Wonders, and many others!) I also love to read. Want to know more? Just ask! I'm pretty open & not shy about politely telling you if I'd rather not answer. show more

Open to other proposals
Adrian Schaefer is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Cheap & Easy
  • Just for Fun
  • Art Lessons
  • Cooking
  • Food
  • Experiences
  • New Age
  • Art & Design