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Why can't electrodes be cute? Thoughts on "This Lovely Life"

I just finished reading the book This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman, subtitled “A memoir of premature motherhood.” I’ve wanted to read it for a while, but kept putting it off because, honestly, I was afraid. 2,082 more words

Parenting

disabled presidents

When the names Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are mentioned, most people don’t think about disability. Considering most people refer to Stephen Hawking as “that dude in the chair that talks like a computer,” I would guess the main reason why we don’t think of FDR and JFK as disabled is because they did what they could to hide it from public eye. 81 more words

Blog

Guest Blog Post: Leg Envy/Arm Prejudice

Leg Envy/Arm Prejudice

By Heidi Johnson-Wright

All body parts are not created equal. This is often the opinion of non-gimps, especially when they take a break from their normal lives to observe gimps. 679 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts

My School Experiences+Bullying 

I know a lot of you will be going back to school soon and I wanted to share something with you all. Being disabled isn’t easy. 1,293 more words

Writing

Another Entry For My "DWP Diary"

Sometimes this blog of mine is just a diary of my interactions with the DWP. I’m even considering going back and tagging such entries “”DWP Diary” for ease of reference. 224 more words

The Lie that Ableism Feeds Us

First let me be honest with myself and you.

I have been here before.

I have been so almost well that I start thinking that it might just be all in my head, that I could wield my will like a magic wand and wave all of this away. 345 more words

Chronic Illness

Autism, Mental Health, and Undiagnosed Chronic Pain

This is a blog post out of more to come on chronic pain and exploring what it means to be in chronic pain and learning how to be visibly seen as being in such pain. 969 more words

Ableism