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Outrage fatigue

Social media has given me a real case of outrage fatigue. My digital window on the world has shown me some real ugliness, heavily concentrated in just the past week, and I am exhausted. 758 more words

Domestic Abuse

I can prepare for my daughter's 21st and reflect nostalgically that no-one can be prepared for SCI. #SCI Awareness Month

My youngest daughter is 21 years old. We hosted a celebration lunch for her. I am not a professional chef so quite unprepared for the demands of event catering. 502 more words

Carer Support

Housing for people with disabilities tough in rural Manitoba

After graduating from high school, I decided that it was time for me to move on and get my post-secondary education. So I ventured out to the city of Brandon.My time in the city was really enjoyable.  981 more words

Physical Disabilities

Why I Ride (tandem): Jessi Solomon.

I am so excited that my new friend, Julia, and I will be riding tandem in the 2014 Rodman Ride for Kids. This past June, I moved to Boston to accept a first job as a physician: a residency in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Boston Children’s Hospital – and Julia is among my new friends here. 690 more words

Rodman Ride

It's OK to show your face

Acid attacks are devastating, debilitating, deadly, and yet they are often motivated by petty power plays, greed, or for no reason at all. Perhaps that’s why I wrote a play about acid attack victims – to try and honor their perseverance to live in a world when their physical identities are stolen, their faces destroyed, their skin-deep beauty obliterated. 52 more words


Wishing on a star

Politics by anecdote is no politics at all and when a politician justifies flawed policy by spouting spurious anecdotal evidence you can rest assured that there is a great, big, stinking rat somewhere in the vicinity. 1,404 more words


Funding for Improvement Works to Social Housing

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils have been allocated €323,532 and €360, 873 in resources, respectively, to undertake improvement works to social housing.

This is good news for social housing in Dublin South. 111 more words