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Being and Becoming More Careful

It's a bit of comeuppance to be faced with your own biases and prejudices all in the space of a few minutes.Well, that may be an exaggeration, my bigotry happened, unnoticed, at first and only edged slowly into my conciousness as we drove into the setting sun in Michigan. Show More Summary

A Letter

Photo Description: Ink pen laying on papers filled with script. Note To The Freaking World (and especially the guy yesterday who yelled at me because I was in the liquor store):I am a stranger to you.My disability does not give you permission...Show More Summary

One man's experience of disability and anorexia

2 months agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

Ryan Branson was bullied as a child because of his cerebral palsy. He says this eventually led him to develop an eating disorder.

Conservatives: Scolding The Poor Since Forever

Republican legislators in red states like Kansas and Missouri are doing their damnedest to ensure that poor people never experience one moment of fun or pleasure on the public dime. The Kansas legislature recently passed a bill that would prohibit people from using their cash assistance at pools, movie theaters, cruise ships, casinos, race tracks, [...]

Second Time Around

A couple of years ago I made a complaint regarding accessibility with a theatre and, surprisingly, got immediate action. They called me, asked me to make a visit. When I was there they took down notes on a clip board. They asked me intelligent...Show More Summary

In Which I Run Into A Friend

Middle-aged man sitting in a wheelchair, on a street, holding a cardboard sign that reads: IT'S NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK! "They think I'm on the edge of death, all the time!" she said.We spotted each other on the street, her in her scooter, me in my power chair. Show More Summary

Get Me To The Church On Time - We're Getting married.

Photo Description: Two Unicorns wearing top hats and their horns are rainbow coloured. This weekend Joe and I have decided to get married.This wasn't an easy decision for us. Anyone who has spoken to me about it knew that I had particularly strong feelings about it. Show More Summary

The Change

I guess the point of integration is that it can, under the right circumstances, become inclusion.Joe and I have been going to the same coffee shop for several years now. It's accidentally accessible. What I mean by that is that the building...Show More Summary

That Moment

I had a teacher in Grade 4. I wonder if she knows how clearly I remember her? And of all the moments that come to mind, from time to time, when memory pops up to poison my day, one of them is of her. We, as a class, were to draw something, all of us sat at our desks working away at our pictures. Show More Summary

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