Image Description: Poster for the Netflix Documentary Crip Camp. The Title is in white in the upper left corner. In the background are white buildings in the foreground a shirtless black man leans a guitar over his right shoulder while pushing a white young man wearing trousers and a white shirt in his wheelchair Near … Continue reading Crip Camp: It is Necessary and Important
I started this month remembering those that we have lost already only to suddenly find myself in a world where disabled and vulnerable people are out at higher risk and that our overall survival may be based on the harsh realities of catastrophe medicine. Now we are also forced to relive the horror of the 19 murders that took place in the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility.
image description: A very crowded grocery store with many people waiting at the checkout like The world it seems has dissended into chaos as a result of the novel coronavirus. The real problem here is that it leaves vulnerable people at risk of not being able to quire groceries. I am personally am facing imminent … Continue reading Trying to Maintain Access to Essentials During Covid-19 While Disabled
Image Description: A Starbucks disposable cup with a blurry cafe in the background Starbucks, The Second Cup and Tim Hortons are temporarily discontinuing their practice of allowing customers to bring in their own reusable mugs because the practice is seen as a potential way to spread the corona virus. I have no particular issue with … Continue reading So You Can’t Take Your Reusable Mug To Starbucks Anymore but Why is No One Talking About The Environment Though?
On the 27th of December, two days before my birthday, my brother texted me to see if I had any birthday plans. This was the first contact I had gotten from any member of my family in months. My last exchange with my brother ended with him accusing me of trying to start a fight … Continue reading Months After Getting out of the Psych Ward: The Work of Coming to Terms with What Happened and Moving Forward
I have always been deeply grateful that I grew up before social media was a thing. I am glad that there are no videos of me for "educational" purposes. I am particularly happy that there are no videos of my trauma going around and had I been born two decades after I actually was there … Continue reading Disabled Children Deserve Privacy
Image Description. Poster for the Peanut Butter Falcon. The three stars Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), Zak (Zack Gottsagen), and Eleanor (Dakota Johnson) are on a wooden raft while Zak poses with a gun on a river with the movie's title at the bottom. The Peanut Butter Falcon is a beautiful artistically shot film that manages to … Continue reading The Peanut Butter Falcon and Doing Disability Differently in Film