So. Hi. I’ve been gone for a bit. Some of that was because I got a fellowship, and then a job, and was doing more freelance writing. And in the last few months, it’s been because some pretty heavy stuff has been going down in my personal life that has […]
Why arguments conflating mental illness with abuse are dangerous and do a disservice to survivors of abuse and oppression.
“I’m not scared of heights; I’m scared of falling.” Somehow that seems like an appropriate caption for my life right now.
In the U.S., I have to go on a message-board to find others that understand my issues, whereas in Jordan I found someone I could converse openly and in detail with about my difficulty.
When I applied to an undergraduate study abroad program in Jordan, I never anticipated how it would change my perception of myself as someone with epilepsy, or that it would be an experience of how ethnicity, disability, and prejudice can connect.
[Content notes: mental illness, mental health ableism] “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde All day I’ve been following people’s comments about No Shame Day, started by Bassey Ikpi and her organization The Siwe Project to challenge […]
This post by AutistLiam is for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2012. Content notes/trigger warning: mental and physical disability, neuro atypicality, mental and physical ableism. – G. First of all, I’d like to thank Grace for letting me post here. I’m very grateful and aware that this post is a bit […]