Day 414: To the Young People Who March, Keep It Up

I'm sitting here listening to the  Hamilton soundtrack again. It's one of the playlists that gets put on repeat when I am contemplative, maybe because that mood often leads to writing.I've watched the reactions to the young people taking on the issue of gun control because our government doesn't see the deaths of young people from gun violence as an... Continue Reading →

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Day 413: Bullies, Scarring, & Ableism

I am tired. I am tired of being part of a minority that others view being part of as worse than death. I have an I.Q of 119 which is one point short of being considered genius. I'm often the smartest person in the room and because I sit rather than stand I am invisible. I am tired... Continue Reading →

Day 410: Just Do It

        I was in seventh or eighth grade when the Columbine high school shooting happened. It was the only piece of news for weeks. Speculation and theories as to why they did it through every community, big and small. Many people put the blame on violent video games and metal music and... Continue Reading →

Day 405: Disability As a Crucible

cru·ci·ble a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. I would not call my life easy by any stretch of the imagination.  I  wouldn't wish my life on most people, most people would crumble under the weight of things that are my every day. I'm... Continue Reading →

Day 401: “Transable” My Ass

So there is a condition called Body Integrity Identity Disorder wherein a physically healthy person feels compelled to damage themselves until they become disabled. Some try to amputate their own limbs. Some do severe damage to the limbs in hopes of forcing an amputation. Sone has created accidents or thrown themselves off buildings in hopes of achieving permanent paralysis.... Continue Reading →

Day 400: I AM

This photo is one I took of me with my webcam right before I started writing this post. The lighting is not great and the camera is probably the least used feature of my laptop. I don't like selfies . I find the whole movement scary and depressing at the same time. So then why take... Continue Reading →

Day 352: A is for Ableism

So Ann Coulter said that blind people and wheelchair users from other countries should be barred from becoming US citizens because of their disabilities. I'm not kidding, here's a link to the recording of her conversation with Simon Conway's talk radio show.She goes on  to suggest that we should deport all disabled immigrants currently in... Continue Reading →

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