Women of distinction #4: Linda Mona

October 22, 2010

#4 is Linda Mona: sexual consultant, psychologist and mother.

In a wheelchair since age 14, Mona said her experience with her own disability was powerful enough to create a calling to help others through theirs.

Mona runs a consulting business on issues of sexuality and disability, in addition to working as a full-time clinical psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System.

"I see disability as a diverse life experience, similar to gender, ethnicity (or) sexual orientation," said Mona, of Rancho Palos Verdes. "It's very much central to who I am as a psychologist, as a mother and as a wife."

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(photo via Sean Hill - staff photog at the Breeze)