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Blogging against disablism day 2015 – why the word "disablism" should be in the dictionary.

Scope, the UK organisation for people with cerebral palsy, defines disablism as ” discriminatory, abusive or oppressive behaviour arising from the fact that disabled people are thought inferior to others.” 1,745 more words

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Poetry for BADD 2015

It took me a long time to put this together, which is why I’m exactly a day late. But hopefully this can still go on the page for poetry for Blogging Against Disablism Day. 13,236 more words


"You Can't Be in Society Like This." #BADD2015

Today, May 1, is Blogging Against Disablism Day. I have been participating in this yearly event almost every year since 2007, though some of my posts are no longer online. 624 more words


Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015

What is disablism?  It’s prejudice and discrimination and oppression against disabled people.  Most people in the UK say disablism, most people in the USA say ableism, and they mean the same thing by it for the most part. 945 more words


To All The Children In Severe Pain Tonight (BADD 2015)

I reach out for my body. It’s an instinct, all young ones must have it. But instead of feeling hands and feet, I feel a blast of burning pain, like stepping into an oven… 583 more words


Dating and when to tell.........

This blog post is part of Blogging Against Disablism Day 2014. The date was 1st May, but better late than never!

My last relationship ended almost two years ago and I’ve decided to start dating again. 1,213 more words

Everyday Life

An Open Letter to Wendy Chung and Everyone Else Who Worries About Autism

(So, it would have been nice if I could have written this for the Autism Positivity flash blog, or Blogging Against Disablism Day. But life doesn’t always work out that neatly, and I only saw the TED talk two days ago and the words to respond didn’t come to me until now. 1,139 more words