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
Category: Disability in Academia
Months After Getting out of the Psych Ward: The Work of Coming to Terms with What Happened and Moving Forward
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
On Deserving to Have your PhD Funded
Image Description: A Photo of my Masters of Art Certificate There is a lot of advice about getting advanced degrees, particularly PhDs one of the big ones being Don't do it unless you don't have to pay for it. PhDs are expensive and time consuming. When I was accepted to my PhD, I was offered … Continue reading On Deserving to Have your PhD Funded
Rereading my Childhood for my Dissertation: Mine for Keeps
Image description: Book cover for Mine For Keeps by Jean Little. A girl sits among foliage wearing a white hat and a pink coat. She is cradling a little white dog and and underarm crutch can be partially seen next to her. (Source) This post contains spoilers. As part of my requirements for my PhD … Continue reading Rereading my Childhood for my Dissertation: Mine for Keeps
All the ways You Can Support Me Completing My PhD in Critical Disability Studies
I can't wait to get into the meat of this dissertation. The stories of disabled people are important and far to often not told or worse, told by someone else.
The Emperor Wore Jorts: An Autopsy of the CUPE 3903 2018 Strike from the Perspective of a Disabled Union Member
Image description: Geese blocking traffic as though they are a picket line The CUPE 3903 York University strike is not a topic on which I am an expert. I was an active local member throughout the strike that lasted from March 5- July 25 2018. It was a surreal experience not least of all because … Continue reading The Emperor Wore Jorts: An Autopsy of the CUPE 3903 2018 Strike from the Perspective of a Disabled Union Member
Redefining Independence on the Psych Ward
I recently spent eight days in the Humber River Hospital psych ward. It was a strange experience, made stranger by the fact that my presence on the ward made it an atypical experience not just for but for those who work there as well.
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