Day 409: So You Want to Train a Service Dog?

via Daily Prompt: Bewildered Have you ever seen the show So You Think You Can Dance? I am starting to think there should be a show called So You Think You Can Train A Service Dog. I have a six-year-old Golden retriever named Gideon who currently works as my service dog. I also have a... Continue Reading →

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Day 407: I Deserve a Voice in the Feminist Conversation

I am a disabled woman and I feel like feminism leaves me out in the cold.I  have never been catcalled, whistled at, told to smile more. No one, man or woman, has ever shamed me for how I  dress. It's not just because of my disability or the presence of my wheelchair. I know several... 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 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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