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
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?
There are times when people judge us for being ill. We are just lazy. We just need to exercise. We are not trying hard enough really. We just do not want to work. All sorts of judgements. Here are some ways you can reply Well, aren't you the Judge McJudgyPants. But yell it so everybody … Continue reading Chronic illness: Some thoughts on Judgements
Fibromyalgia awareness day was May 12. There is a lot of fibromyalgia awareness out there now. A lot more than there used to be. But certainly, it could be improved on. We do encounter a lot of stigma still. The more awareness the less the stigma. It used to be no one knew what fibromyalgia … Continue reading Fibromyalgia awareness and stigma
How A Trump Proposal Could Reduce 'Happy' Disabled People A new policy proposal by the Trump administration calls for the surveillance of disabled people’s social media profiles to determine the necessity of their disability benefits. The proposal, which reportedly aims to cut down on the number of fraudulent disability claims would, monitor the profiles of … Continue reading Disability: see me smiling?
There was recently a campaign for mental illness awareness called #BellLetsTalk. And most people love this campaign because Bell, the company promoting it in Canada, gives money for every mention of the hashtag and they raise a lot of money. I tell people I have Major Depressive Disorder. And that it is treated with medication. … Continue reading Mental illness: stigma thoughts