Tags » Ableism

Anxiety & Me, part 2: “You have a broken leg? Try meditation!”

Imagine getting sick.

You’re confined to bed with double pneumonia, struggling to breathe.

Now some insensitive twerp visits you and declares they “used to have” pneumonia too, but overcame it through meditation and inner strength. 300 more words


An able world should be the one to change

It is with great sadness, and a great deal of frustration, that I have to inform you that I have been removed from the position of Queer Officer, at the University of Western Australia. 440 more words


Disability "Privilege"

Disability accommodations tend to be seen as special privileges, as political correctness acting to deliberately lower the bar for people who aren’t qualified and thus shouldn’t be present. 749 more words

Why I Had to Leave My Job

Y’all madfolks (and non-madfolk allies) might not know that in my other life–when I’m not blogging about bipolarity or whatnot–I work as a social justice organizer and community educator. 2,089 more words


"Don't You Want to Be Normal?"

My most recent trip to see my psychiatrist has shown me that he has a different idea of the normal that I can achieve than I do. 709 more words


Lesson #21: Unintentional Ableism

Ableism – a set of practices and beliefs that assign inferior value (worth) to people who have developmental, emotional, physical or psychiatric disabilities.

We would love to see Tessa break down barriers, exceed expectations, go beyond anyone’s wildest predictions of what she will accomplish in her lifetime.   330 more words

Down Syndrome

Guest blog post: Fighting Shame with History by Katie Murphy

The following blog post was originally posted on September 2, 2014 by Katie Murphy on the Longmore Institute on Disability blog. Below are a few excerpts. 1,231 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts