Women on Wheels (W.O.W.) is a sisterhood of women with spinal injuries dedicated to living life to the fullest.
With the support of Mount Sinai Health System and New York City Spinal Cord Injury Association, our program has developed the first SCI women’s group in New York City. The SCI population is approximately 20 percent women, making us a minority within a minority in our society. We provide women with SCI the space to share their personal and intimate concerns with other women across age ranges, injury types and levels, and years of experience.
Our group meets weekly. We discuss various topics such as dating and sexuality, self-image, relationships with family, partners and friends, education, independence, co-dependence, self-advocacy, and dis/Ability as identity. We seek to empower, educate, and support one another.