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What do you do about the doctor?

One of the hard parts about having a chronic illness is that some doctors are just going to fail you.  And some of them are going to fail you badly, in ways that are really harmful. 1,106 more words

Funkofobin som röd tråd

Fyra olika texter av fyra olika författare. Fyra texter jag önskar att många ska läsa.

“Av nöd, inte av lust” av Christine Bylund, Feministiskt Perspektiv… 418 more words



One of the things I often notice when I’m in my wheelchair is that people react different to you than to ‘able’ people. Sometimes that is good, like when people try to help you when they see you’re having trouble getting something done, but sometimes it’s not so good, like when they act as if you’re mentally impaired as well. 2,136 more words


Trust & Disability

Having a disability can create a whole host of trust issues, but I’m not going to talk about any of that. I’m sure plenty of people have said plenty on the subject already. 582 more words


Having a yarn(bomb)

No Award says no to yarn bombing.  It’s a waste of yarn, potentially damaging to trees (we keep hearing different things on this, so it may depend on the tree), interferes with things that live in trees, renders mobility and accessibility aids useless or difficult to use, and if it’s not hideously ugly to start with, it will be by the time the yarn goes mouldy. 252 more words


What You Should Know About EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers

Recent activities by EEOC, including the filing of lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees, the filing of amicus briefs related to coverage of sexual orientation and transgender status, and the issuance of federal sector decisions in these areas, have triggered increased interest about protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals under federal employment-discrimination laws. 22 more words


Why I (Still) Boycott Autism Speaks

(Note: This is the commentary from the link to my “Why I Boycott Autism Speaks” post. Something about the format of my blog made it really hard for me to read, though, so (under the assumption that some other people would have difficulty reading it also) I decided to put it in its own post.) 309 more words