I’m actually too annoyed to write properly. Basically everyone is saying things like, “IDS grows a conscience” or “When your budget is too immoral for IDS..”, and the thing is, he hasn’t grown a conscience, he doesn’t think the cuts were immoral, and he’s said so clearly in that resignation letter.
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.
It’s that time of year again, it’s Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015, a time to raise awareness of the issues people with various disabilities face. You’ll be able to see other blogs on the same subject by following @BADDtweets or #badd2015, there is also a facebook page. I posted two posts last year, Worst Things You Can… Read More BADD 2015: A Game of Spoons
I went to see a counsellor a few years back, it was about 6 or so months after my health problems had started. I took a deep breath and decided to speak, for the very first time to anyone, about my disordered eating.
Have had a less than positive experience recently with a local hospital, which is a shame because on the whole we’ve always had a lot of help at this particular hospital. And we’ve been there a lot! But this particular problem is pretty big, and does make me nervous about going back there. Given the… Read More Honesty, trust, mental health and health care professionals
I just saw this excellent post by @LUBOttom on performing disability when you have an invisible illness and it made me think of a blog post I’ve had in Draft form on the blog for almost a year now, one that I keep putting off actually finishing and posting. The reason I put it off is… Read More #PerformingDisability and feeling a fraud
It has been an interesting year, thought I’d go through it with some blog posts. Started the year puking, while technically this is a post from last December, it is exactly how January started for me. Dear future self On the subject of the toilet, you know how at the beginning you were thinking you… Read More A 2014 recap: Puking, parenting, pain and feminism
Quick recap for anyone who hasn’t read my blog previously, I suffer from a chronic pain problem which has left me severely limited. Before the pain started I was fairly slim, very girlie looking, and a very petite 4’10”. I was very often treated as a dainty little doll-like thing who needed protection and big… Read More Disability and female weakness
This blog is in aid of Blogging Against Disablism Day. You can find some really fantastic blogs covering all sorts of issues related to disability here, and it’s also worth following both @BADDtweets and #badd2014. According to our loving government all their cuts are being put in place to help us all in to work.… Read More Employ me? Work and disability hurdles
About a year ago I put a post up on Mumsnet asking what the worst thing people had heard said related to illness or disability. Unfortunately the thread is no longer there, so I can’t link you to it, but it was an eye opening and fairly horrible read.