Hey, healthy people, illness is no vacation

Oh, so you don't work! That must be like a Vacation Every Day! I saw you do a thing! You must be Fine! I saw you left the house! You must be cured! I saw you were on social media! You must be feeling Better! Yeah No. Let's look behind closed doors with some #SickSelfie … Continue reading Hey, healthy people, illness is no vacation

What is Ableism?

You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?

Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill

So I encountered someone random on social media with an illness that said we should not discuss ableism because people do not get our illnesses and... it doesn't matter. I don't know his life but maybe he has not experienced pervasive stigma like some of us have such that we know the need to spread … Continue reading Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill

Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you

A person can get used to a lot. A person can tolerate a lot. And when you become passive and used to a certain treatment, well, it can be used against you. Maybe you blame yourself. Maybe you're trying to push through the pain for a job to keep that job so you put up … Continue reading Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you

Disability: What is the worth of a life?

I often say that I feel disabled lives are not valued by society as a whole. We are discriminated against, undervalued, not found as worthy, belittled, ignored, not accommodated for... and the list goes on and on. A society should be rated on how it treats its most vulnerable in it. And what does it … Continue reading Disability: What is the worth of a life?