Image Description: Black Label with White writing that says "Actually Autistic" Alek Minassian killed ten people: Ji Hun Kim, So He Chung, Anne Marie D’Amico, Andrea Bradden, Chul “Eddie” Min Kang, Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, Geraldine Brady, Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, and Mary Elizabeth Forsyth. He is also responsible for injuring sixteen other people. After the … Continue reading Alek Minassian’s Plea of Not Criminally Responsible is an Insult to Justice and All Autistic People
Image Description: The Statistics Canada logo, a Canadian flag with the words "statistics Canada" on top and "Statistique Canada" on the bottom Statistics Canada (Stats Can) has run three public survey since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down public life in March. None of those surveys has considered the unique concerns of … Continue reading Statistics Canada isn’t Collecting Information on Disability During the Pandemic
Content warnings for discussion of adoption, racism and child abuse Image description: A white couple Myka and James Stauffer sit on a white bed while both wearing white shirts. Myka has dyed blonde hair and is wearing glasses, James has a beard and is bald Mika Stauffer is a YouTuber and Instagram influencer. She has … Continue reading Influencer/YouTuber Mika Stauffer and her Husband Dissolve Adoption of their Disabled Son: A Disabled Adoptee’s Perspective
Content Warning for mentions of mental health and abuse Image Description: The words "STAY HOME" written seven times in shades of green, purple, red, and yellow on a pale mint background I have been in self isolation since March 16, I have only gone out twice since then and those trips were unavoidable to collect … Continue reading Cripping Quarantine: Corona Virus, Disability, and Mental Health
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