disability rights

Dirty Words: Why ‘Disabled’ Isn’t One

DISCLAIMER: Identifying language is a personal choice. This is mine, but I’m not anyone’s ~token disabled person~ so make sure you check in with other folks to see what language and labels they prefer 🙂 Now, let’s get real. Every time I hear the, “but people with disabilities are people first!!! Focus on the person, not the *whispers* […] Read more…

Ableism and Academia: Chronicling the Past 4 Years

[Trigger warning for mentions of ableism, suicide, sexism, and misogyny] Well, it’s official: I am now a university graduate. I am relieved to say that after four long and painful years, I am no longer a student at Mount Saint Vincent University. Instead, I am a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in […] Read more…

My Existence is Not Brave

I am often told, by both strangers and friends, that others cannot imagine living the life I live, and that my ability to do so demonstrates a level of strength and resilience that is somehow remarkable. I am often told that I am brave. It’s funny to me, to think of the word ‘brave’ being […] Read more…

Saying Thanks

Y’all may have noticed that I’ve been quiet for a while now – especially given the fact that this blog is new. My silence has been the result of many things – school, injuries, personal ‘issues’ (not bad things, don’t worry). Life is busy, you know? But I’m still here, and even though things are […] Read more…