Day 415: To Cure or Not to Cure, That is the Question

So March is Cerebral Palsy and I feel like a total slacker. I meant to spend this month blogging about my disability so of course, depression reared it's ugly head on top of the news of another school shooting and predictable inaction from most of our government because it wasn't their child who was involved.  When... 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 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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