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 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
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