Disabled news and highlights of the past week for actual disabled people. Decided to add hate crimes this week, I’m not sure if I’ll keep doing that because although it’s important it’s not like we need to be reminded that this shit constantly goes on and the majority doesn’t reported anyway.
Fav thing this week
Great infographic showing the overlap of straight able-bodied Oscar nominees who have played queer and disabled characters by linesdamnlines on Tumblr
Disabled people get robbed of so many experiences. If I’m well enough to work, I’m spending every second of earned pto into being sick, doctors appointments, hospital stays, etc. I never once in a year got to take a pto day for me. Every singl one in a year went to chronic illness related things.
Now if you aren’t working because you’re sick, then you don’t have the money to go.
It’s impossible to win and be on the same playing field as abled people. It starts to wear you down after a while. You’ve earned it they same way they have but you can never cash in like them.
hello! are you someone who is not chronically ill? here’s a brand new challenge! ready? here we go: when someone mentions their chronic illness, DON’T RECOMMEND ANYTHING TO THEM. not diet. not exercise. not a book, a doctor, or a blog. zero recommendations!