In 2015, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July as Disability Pride Month to celebrate the ADA’s 25th anniversary. Disability Pride Month commemorates the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) and promotes visibility and positive awareness, acceptance, and recognition, and educates others on being an ally. It’s also about reminding everyone that … Continue reading Disability Pride Month
I have had Imposter Syndrome for really all my life. Along with 70% of the population, at some time or another. Imposter syndrome is that feeling that any successes you have had are due to luck or some external influences outside of yourself. And not your skills, talent or qualifications. The psychologists Pauline Rose Clance … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness
I read a post called The Bizarre Prevalence of Invisible Illness Imposter Syndrome and the author uses different terms and language to describe what I have felt as well. Essentially it is this pattern: With an invisible disability we mask our symptoms for a variety of reasons. To cope and manage working. So we will … Continue reading Invisible disability and self-imposed stigma we learn from others
I have blogged about survival mode before. This is when we push through the pain long-term and get to a state where all other aspects of our lives shrink, we only do what is fundamentally necessary to exist and life is Just an existence. We do what we must and crash and burn at the … Continue reading Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on society and I wonder if it is conceivable it will have long-term impacts on it. The shock to societies will be felt for a very long time. From mourning the deaths to the financial impacts to the mental toll. We talk about the 'new normal' and … Continue reading Will society adapt for the better after the pandemic?
This is one of those topics that drives me to distraction. I have blogged about it before. I bet my opinion about it shifts every five years when I do because it changes the longer I am chronically ill or my perspective changes. You are definitely not your chronic illness And you definitely are. AHhhhhhhhhh! … Continue reading You are not your chronic illness