Tired of looking up while you look down or simply look then walk away.

If only you would stay and not walk away. Take a minute to chit chat, you might want to stay.

Please don’t look down, talk to me at eye level and you will see who I really am and no, don’t call me mam.

I’m just as attractive as a chick in heels, no big deal, I’m  just riding sexy on my wheels.

I’m just as bright, but not uptight, things get hard, but that’s all right. I’m the kinda chick that doesn’t give up without a fight.

I’m just as funny, but I don’t need your money I might roll, but I’m still whole. I gotta job, I’m in control.

I’m may have limbs with limits, but I live a life without limitations and accept no imitations.

I’m beautiful inside and out, of that I have no doubt. In heels and on wheels is how I roll!  Only have friends that can go with the flow.

Now that you heard me the next time you see me, don’t look down while I look up and please, please don’t just simply look then walk away. I really wish you would simply stay.

~Margarita Elizondo

Margarita Elizondo is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, producer/host of Wheel Talk Wheel Issues, model, author and an ambassador for the Los Angeles Abilities Expo. She was paralyzed in 2006 after an intruder broke into her home. Now, a single mother of three and grandmother, she pursues a degree in Communication at Grossmont Community College, and works for Axia Management where she designed a wireless phone service for seniors and individuals with disabilities. As Ms. Wheelchair California 2013, she is a strong advocate in the disability community and volunteers for numerous nonprofits. You can follow her @Ms_Hotwheels on Twitter and Instagram, or reach her on Facebook or through www.margaritaelizondo.com.