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Some reading over Memorial Day weekend

It’s miserable weather here in Houston. Day 2 of a raging thunderstorm sees the dogs cowering next to me at my writing table, and the children home. 259 more words

Let's smash the idea that it's better to be dead than disabled

CN: Suicide and depression

THIS IS A PSA FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO READ OR GO AND SEE ME BEFORE YOU IN THE COMING WEEKS

Disclaimer: I have not seen or read Me Before You so I’m a bit dubious about giving an opinion on it, but I feel I have read enough from disabled people and activists that I trust to know that at this time I don’t want to engage with the texts, but I feel I can add to the discussion. 955 more words

Disability In The Media

#Watchers of the (Un)Requited Love

Dream#
I don’t remember much of this dream. But what I do:

It was a long and a very realistic dream. Like I feel I spent the whole night dreaming just this, being just there. 512 more words

I Dreamt

The X-men Franchise and it's treatment of people of color

If you know me, then you know that I unabashedly love the X-men franchise, especially the X-men: First Class. I even made sure to see Xmen: Apocalyse opening night(the review for that is coming but spoiler alert I liked it a lot) but while watching it, a problem I have had with the whole franchise, excluding Deadpool and maybe the Wolverine solo films, and that is how People of Color are consistently under-used, under-developed and thrown under the bus. 297 more words

Nadine & Niyati on: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Today Nadine and I had a profound cultural/racial realisation on the often discussed topic of the classic 2004 movie ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’: 166 more words