Death in the Chronic Illness Community

TW: Death Talk

Also to my friends that read this I’m including some things about our friend that passed recently. Just a warning if you aren’t ready for that yet.

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We Don’t Owe You A Goddamn Thing

I’ve been contemplating how to write this blog for a few days. Instinctively I find myself wheeling on eggshells over this topic when I really shouldn’t. As disabled people we’re expected to answer everyone’s questions with a smile, always be polite even when people are being rude and offensive and we’re expected to never show any sort of anger or resentment. If we do, we’re labeled as ungrateful.

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Exclusion at Inclusion Events

When an event talks about nothing but how inclusive it is abled people kind of assume that everyone is going to be accepted there. Often times for disabled people that’s not what happens though. Continue reading “Exclusion at Inclusion Events”

PTSD in Disabled Children

This post may be triggering for those of you who grew up in hospitals like I did.

The phrases in quotes are directly from my childhood medical records.

My diagnosis is actually C-PTSD, which is a more complex version of PTSD, but for this post I have just used the term PTSD to explain things.

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Things Abled People Have Said to Disabled People (Part 2)

Hey ya’ll,

My first Things Abled People Have Said to Disabled People was such a big hit I decided to do it again. So here’s part 2:

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