Quietly seething

It’s times like these when I wish that I was still more involved in advocacy, but I know that I don’t really have the resources that I need to be able to do much effective advocacy, so all I can do is quietly seethe while watching the world.

I’ve been quiet. I haven’t said anything about Pauline Hanson’s comments, and here’s why:

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Navigating Lived Experience

“Navigating lived experience” is something I’ve been thinking about for a little while. A quick google tells me that this isn’t a phrase I’ve made up. But, it is a thought process of mine which has been going on for a few months now.
Before I begin explaining what I mean by navigating lived experience,…

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BADD 2017: The Complexities of I can’t

Today is the tenth annual Blogging Against Disablism Day. I’ve spent the past week thinking about potential topics. I thought about addressing the ableist task force that has been set up in NSW, Australia to address “terrorism”. I debated writing about med shaming dressed up as “feminism”. Neither of those topics were particularly appealing though.

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Five Weeks (mostly whine)

It’s been five weeks since my plan for this year was upended. I’m trying to avoid falling into an abyss of despair, and that’s using up most of my spoons.
We’re fortunate in that we have been given a waiver on the 28 days of emergency temporary accommodation.