Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for October 26, 2010 firecat at Party in my head (DW): How To Be Sick I went to this talk because I have chronic health conditions that affect my mobility and energy levels, and I am a caregiver for my mother, who has Alzheimers. I’m a Buddhist and my study of Buddhism has helped me work through grieving over these ...
  • Signal Boost: Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) Statewide Disabilities Conference This Weekend! Please join Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) and the City of Long Beach First Lady Nancy Foster as we hear from service providers, parent support groups, role models, educators, policy makers, advocates, job placement organizations and agencies, and others who share a common vision-of providing consumers the tools to realize their fullest ...
  • Signal Boost: Blog Carnival of Mental Health Over at Astrid’s Journal, Astrid has a proposal up discussing a Blog Carnival of  Mental Health: I was thinking about either a monthly or quarterly carnival, depending on interest. I would be willing to host the first carnival, but I need other mental health bloggers interested in taking over from me. So, if you are interested, ...
  • Thyroid Cancer Treatment Affects the Abled, Healthy. Everyone Panic! I have a little bit of a problem with people being handed down a mandate that insists they behave in a certain way or adhere to a certain set of guidelines for which they are not provided the means to do so. Usually, these rules or mandates are set by people whose lives the rules ...
  • Creative Work: Circle Stories, by Riva Lehrer Riva Lehrer is a disabled painter who produces, among many other things, depictions of disabled bodies: For Lehrer, the disabled body is intensely beautiful—memorable, unexpected, and lived in with great self-awareness. These are not bodies that are taken for granted or left unexplored. This beauty has often stayed unseen despite the constant, invasive public stare. Disability ...
  • Recommended Reading for 25 October 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Don’t Talk About Us, Talk With Us A recent Dear Abby had a question from an employer with a disabled staffer who wants the staffer to feel comfortable at work: Dear Abby: I run a successful restaurant business. One of my key employees, “Zayne,” has Tourette’s syndrome. He has been a loyal and valuable waiter for many years. When customers ask what is wrong with ...
  • Connections Chally pointed out to me the other day that I was coming up on 100 posts. If scheduling goes right, this should be it. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I noticed, but I wasn’t sure if I should mention it. She has a knack for making people feel proud of things, no ...
  • Signal Boost: Voting Rights for People With Disabilities in California If you’re a disabled voter in California and you encounter problems at the polls on 2 November, Disability Rights California wants to hear about it! VOTE Tuesday, November 2, 2010! If you are an individual with a disability and encounter problems such as Accessing your polling place Voting Privately and Independently Casting your vote Then call 1-800-776-5746 TTY: 1-800-719-5798 For assistance in languages other ...
  • “The Challenge of Mental Illness in the Justice System” – Part 2: Civil Court This is the second in a three-part post about a talk given by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, about the interactions between people who are mentally ill (her term) and the justice system of Canada. Part 1 briefly discussed the history of the treatment of ...