I’ve been quiet online lately, not done so much drawing, and I just wanted to talk about why. After years of pain I have finally managed to return to work, a perfect job opportunity came up, and I – despite being incredibly nervous – decided to go for it.
If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll have seen this already. There is a hashtag about Ableist speech and attitudes, it’s full of quotes that have been said to disabled people, as well as more generalised examples of how disabled people are treated.
I went to the doctor the other day, it was a new doctor. One I hadn’t seen before, but she’d been all over Twitter giving health advice so I thought I’d give her a go. You know, I’ve had all these health problems for years now, tried so many treatments, had so many examinations and… Read More I went to the doctor..
I’ve been a little quiet lately, thought I should explain what has been going on. Especially as I am very angry and need to get this off my chest. We have been referred to Social Services, this isn’t the first time, and I’m fed up of dealing with them.
Unsurprisingly this quote from Liz Kendall has been upsetting lots of people, mostly over the use of the word “ordinary”. Understandably people are pissed off at “ordinary” being the contrast to disabled, as if disabled is unnatural or even freakish. I also dislike it, however I think there is a bigger problem in that sentence,… Read More “We must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well”
I thought I’d write this as a post to refer back to when I do reviews, just so I’m not constantly repeating myself. Also I’m hoping it might serve as useful for manufacturers if they want to look at how disability can affect which products are bought.
Some of my followers will be aware of this, many of you wont. In May the Cape Breton Post published an article called “Feeling tired? Conserve your precious spoons“. The basic gist of this article was that the author had read about spoon theory and had applied it to her life. Which would be fine… Read More Why #spooniegate matters
I’m currently suffering from the twin nightmares of severe period pain and EDS pain, my body feels utterly cripple by pain. Just typing this hurts, but I feel like I need to turn this pain in to something constructive, and it got me thinking about one of my idols – Frida Kahlo. I knew about… Read More Frida Kahlo
After seeing this fantastic video by A Curvy Cupcake, Debz decided to set a few of us a challenge to make ourselves our own Plus Size Promises. First, watch the video though! She’s an absolute star!
I need to vent, especially if those exit polls are accurate. I have nothing to drink here so I’m hoping typing angrily will help instead. So.. hard working people…