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.
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
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
There seems to be this idea in the media – and suggested by this government – that those with disabilities have never been “hard working tax payers”, that we’ve always been disabled. I guess I get why they do this, for one it means we look like a massive drain on the system, for another… Read More I haven’t always been like this