Monica Luhar is a freelance writer and journalist based in Los Angeles. Her bylines have appeared in NBC News, KPCC, KCET, India-West, and various other hyperlocal and national news outlets. She has previously served as assistant digital producer and social media editor for two seasons of KCET's award-winning newsmagazine show, "SoCal Connected."
They're spending more—but the message isn't evolving.
"Growing up, I never had someone I could look up to who was in wheelchair. Everything was always about able-bodied people, so now to be able to be [a role model] for others is beautiful."
There's been a 400 percent increase in requests for self-defense and violence prevention programs since the election.