Tiffiny Carlson was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN.  As a teenager, she was very active and enjoyed fashion.  In 1993, at the age of 14, Tiffiny sustained a C6 spinal cord injury from a diving accident.  After being discharged from rehab, she wanted to learn how to be more independent.  A year later, Tiffiny left the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute with confidence in herself to live independently as a quadriplegic.  During her independence transition, she attended Augsburg College to pursue a major in Mass Communications.  While in school, she started her own website, Beautyability.com, a message board for female wheelchair users with topics ranging from fashion to sexuality.  Beautyability.com was an instant success.  Wanting another challenge, she pitched an article idea about a quadriplegic news reporter in Minneapolis to the editor of New Mobility magazine.  Tiffiny’s goal was to reach more individuals living with a spinal cord injury and to inspire them about others living with an injury; the editor accepted the idea, and Tiffiny’s been writing for New Mobility since 2013.  She’s also written articles for the Huffington Post, Playgirl and Nerve.com.  Her articles are so beneficial and inspirational to the spinal cord injury community that she’s now a full-time writer for the New Mobility magazine and the Executive Director of SpinalPedia.com, a social mentoring network website for the spinal cord injury community.  Tiffiny best states her life with a spinal cord injury: “The past will not take control of my life!”  For more info on Tiffiny Carlson and her articles, please visit: www.BeautyAbility.com, www.NewMobility.com and www.SpinalPedia.com

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