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 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.
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’ve just realised I’ve spoken about quite a lot of important things in my life; my children, prematurity, hyperemesis gravidarum, feminism, disability, mental health, spoonie stuff, politics, body positivity, etc. I’ve missed one though, and I should probably cover it – especially as it is a positive in amongst all the craziness. I absolutely love… Read More Another side of me