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 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.
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
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…
Over the years I’ve asked, time and time again, what the hell is wrong with my back? And over the years I’ve added to the question, but never the answer. I finally got my answer! I’ve been diagnosed as hypermobile, and it’s that which is causing me all this pain.
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
I have an invisible disability, an undiagnosed one at that. Which makes things difficult because people tend not to believe you if that’s the case. I’ve had a few tests done over the years, but no conclusion beyond my spine “shows signs of early wear and tear”. Everything else has come back clear. So let’s… Read More Let’s play “What the fuck is wrong with me?”
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