I write for Folks magazine. They feature people living with disabilities or chronic illness, but their ethos matches mine – the stories are about who these people are, not what Continue Reading →
The word ‘fraud’ calls to mind, for me, a nefarious character who is willingly and maliciously ripping off a system to the tune of thousands of dollars.
There’s so much messaging in the media about “reaching out” if you need help. But a lot of it doesn’t acknowledge or examine how difficult reaching out can be to do Continue Reading →
Part of the idea of disability porn – aka inspiration porn – is the concept for ABS: Always Be Smiling. That the person with a disability is not only there Continue Reading →
So what are we doing about it? Fuck all, it seems.
Yesterday, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner blundered her way into a social media situation that probably caused her some professional distress. For me and many others, it was very personal.