As you likely know, especially if you’ve caught up with July’s Patreon newsletter – I have recently started getting tattoos; something I have wanted to do since I was 15. So in other words a long ass time. However I had many hesitations concerning my skin, and how Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome would impact my ability to … Continue reading Inked – reclaiming my skin
We as a community understand that, it’s the active listening, fundraising, and making these alterations which is the really important matter – especially regarding smaller businesses. The excuse however, which I often hear being brought up, is using the mere fact you are a small business to deflect criticism about inaccessibility. Just because you’re a small business, doesn’t mean you can’t actively do all you can within your means to acquire support and ensure you’re as accommodating to a large minority.
Happy pride month!I’m aware that it may be news for many of my readers/followers that I’m queer, non-binary, and I’m also disabled.I’ve made blog posts in the past discussing topics such as growing up queer and disabled however as my style of content production has evolved, I have taken to finding empowerment and comfort in … Continue reading Disabled body politics- a queer perspective
We’re often told that “we treat symptoms, and don’t like to label people”, however I absolutely disagree with this sentiment. It’s nonsensical, if there are apparent and physical symptoms of a condition or comorbid conditions and you are purposefully undiagnosed because they don’t like to ‘label’ you, this is so inherently ableist, and I think because you hear this rhetoric so frequently, especially in paediatric care, that it’s important to unpick and discuss what’s actually at play when they say this, and how it can feed into, and reinforce a patient’s internalised ableism.