Chronological Archives

  • Ableist Word Profile: Weak Welcome to Ableist Word Profile, a (probably intermittent) series in which staffers will profile various ableist words, talk about how they are used, and talk about how to stop using them. Ableism is not feminism, so it’s important to talk about how to eradicate ableist language from our vocabularies. This post is marked 101, which ...
  • Friendly Reminder: Disability Carnival! Just your weekly reminder that we’ll be hosting the 60th Disability Blog Carnival here at FWD/Forward on November 19th. Our optional theme is Intersectionality – how does identifying as being disabled intersect with being a woman? With being queer? With being of colour? With all of those things? Of course, feel free ...
  • Invisible Illness and Disability Bingo 1.0 Author’s note: This is a revised version of a bingo card that I made some time ago. While I don’t feel like I should be required to justify the lowermost right square, there was some confusion and pretty ooky pushback when I posted version 1 on my own blog. I’ll explain that square anyway, for CMA ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 2 Recommended reading for November 2, 2009
  • The Invisible Disability Moderatrix Note: Originally posted at random babble… on 15 September 2009.  At the time the movie was just out over the previous summer. Because of the new movie that is out I am currently re-reading Jodi Piccoult’s My Sister’s Keeper.  I read it about five years ago, but I read that the screenwriter for the movie ...
  • The Disabled Label I’d been diagnosed with my first chronic illness for a good ten years before I took the label on. This was partly because I didn’t make a connection between chronic illnesses and disability. That’s an experience I share with a lot of “invisibly” disabled people. Disability is all deafness and wheelchairs and that sort of ...
  • The TRICARE Pharmacy and the Second Shift Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate.  Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every thing about every military ...
  • So, There’s This Conversation With My Pharmacist… …that I am really tired of having. For the most part, I am pretty fortunate when it comes to actually dealing with the process of getting medications. I don’t take any OMGADDICTIVEADDICTIVE medications which would require people to place hoops in front of me to jump through every time I need my meds. My pharmacy is ...
  • The Labor of… Moderatrix Note: “The Labor of…” is a somewhat intermittent series to re-explore things in daily life taken for granted before living with chronic pain and/or disability.  This is a space to share experiences. Sleep. My relationship with sleep has changed dramatically throughout my life as I have grown and changed.  I am told that I was one ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in your ...