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
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 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.
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
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.
Image description: A blond white woman with cerebral palsy stands in a patch of tall grass in a garden outside the Humber River Hospital. She is smiling from her brief reprieve from the Psych ward. Hi Everyone, It's been a while and I'll admit up front I might not be getting actively back into blogging … Continue reading A Long Overdue Update
Yesterday, a story came out about a University of Guelph professor who had openly mocked a disabled student during lecture. This resulted in the targeted student leaving the room along with his aide. Many of his classmates followed suit. The professor in question has been placed on leave and the incident is being applauded as … Continue reading Let’s Contextualize the Suspension of that University of Guelph Prof who Bullied a Disabled Student