Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

This week I wanted to write about the fine line between finding yourself, and escaping from yourself. It's hard to put into words, so I hope this poem makes sense. Pains ( A Glittering Gown) Are you depressed or are you deep? Inspired or insane? Going through a bad time or growing through a bad … Continue reading Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

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When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

Trigger warnings have often been mocked as annoying. Admitting being triggered is seen as ridiculous at best, or weak and despicable at worst. It’s important to note that no-one wants or choses to to be “triggered”. The rise of mocking “trigger warnings” and being “triggered” can overshadow the usefulness of the terminology. “Triggered” relates to how … Continue reading Trigger Warnings Are The Sign That Society Is Growing

Justice Jargon Still Matters

This is part 2. For part 1, click here: Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it. Note: I am not the best person to talk about sexist language. If you want a thorough in depth well researched blog about feminism and language, I recommend language: a feminist guide by Debbie Cameron, on WordPress who is a … Continue reading Justice Jargon Still Matters

Pick Your Demons in Mass Shootings

(Alternatively: Did It Take A Village To Create The Orlando Killer?) Homophobia, mental illness, religion.... all different motivators. Does it matter? Is it more important to focus on gun control or the shooter's incentives? Ultimately, micro-aggressions turn into macro-aggressions which turn into the worst kind of record breaking for american citizens. All the debate at … Continue reading Pick Your Demons in Mass Shootings

Social Model of Disability: Autism

Amazing report on autism in the workplace by Janine Booth for the Trade Union Congress. Could not recommend reading this more, it presents an in depth view of how the social model of disability interacts with the workplace for autistic individuals: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Autism.pdf Scope, the disability charity, covers the social model of disability in more breadth … Continue reading Social Model of Disability: Autism

Female Autism

Actually amazing resource on female autism... It's considerably underdiagnosed in AFAB people (note: the data lacks a distinction between sex and gender), so this is a really interesting and educational read. https://taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/ The stigma around autism is, like most stigma's, incredibly pointless. Life is a spectrum and we all have traits, and autism is just … Continue reading Female Autism

Deafness, Lyrics and Music Videos

View on Tumblr Amazingly educational post by tumblr user andreashettle; about how deafness covers more than people with zero hearing, and how music can be made more inclusive with the addition of lyrics. It's actually ridiculous how misrepresented disability is in mainstream media and education, resulting in many people not understanding how blurred the spectrum … Continue reading Deafness, Lyrics and Music Videos