Pandemic: Disabled voices are not heard

  How disabled people can be more at riskCOVID 19 and disabilities in Canada There are a lot of factors that affect the chronically ill and disabled during the pandemic. A lot of issues are coming up. And I for one barely hear about them.  I am chronically ill and disabled. I am in the … Continue reading Pandemic: Disabled voices are not heard

Artwork, chronic pain, and society

I was thinking about some things lately and it inspired some chronic pain and migraine art. Very abstract art for these ones. Very specific. They have a lot of meaning to me for such simple little sketches and I doubt someone else would see that meaning. One of my first drawings since I picked up … Continue reading Artwork, chronic pain, and society

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