Crip Theory

Don’t really know what ableism means? Maybe you don’t understand the different models of disability or just stuck on how to explain spoon theory. Then you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find all the information behind crip theory.

  • What it means to have disabled pride

    What it means to have disabled pride

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    ome people just don't get the importance of disabled pride and often they end up thinking we are glorifying something that shouldn't be spoken about. However, having a disability is nothing to hide or feel embarrassed about, and there is a supportive disabled community growing each day.

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  • Why do the tests keep coming back normal?

    Why Do The Tests Keep Coming Back Normal?

    Why do the tests keep coming back normal?
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    magine you’re feeling unwell. You've waited and waited, the tests finally come back in and the receptionist cheerfully announces ‘they're all clear, no follow up needed’. There is nothing more devastating than feeling your body at war with itself only to be told there is nothing showing up on the tests. But why does this happen so often with chronic illness?⁠

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  • Will I ever get better?

    Will I Ever Get Better?

    Will I ever get better?
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    f you (or someone you love) are new to chronic illness, or still fighting for a diagnosis, this question has probably crossed your mind more than once. ⁠Even if you are a seasoned pro, that little voice can pipe up at the most inconvenient of times. Sadly, there is no straightforward answer to this. ⁠Chronic means forever, but it doesn’t always mean your body will feel the same every day.

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  • Getting family and friends to understand you’re disabled

    Getting Family and Friends to Understand You're Disabled

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    very body is slightly different and will react to medications in different ways. What works for one person might be a horror show filled with unwanted side effects for someone else and there is no way of knowing until you try the medication

    The problem we have is that most people’s understanding of disability starts and ends with wheelchairs and the idea that this is incredibly tragic. Because your family and friends love you, it means they fight extra hard to protect you from what they believe is a tragedy. But, as many of us in the disabled community know (or I hope we are learning), disability isn’t the suck fest that everyone makes it out to be.

    Yes, there are bad days and things we wish didn’t exist *cough cough ableism cough* but being disabled isn’t something to be ashamed of. For many in our community, identifying as disabled enables us access to the services and support we vitally need.

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  • Feeling confident as a visibly disabled person

    Feeling Confident as a Visabiliy Disabled Person

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    here is nothing quite like the first time you go out with a new mobility aid. ⁠It doesn't matter if this is your first time using one or you've just upgraded from one type to another. The questions, stares and insecurities all come flooding in and leave you wondering if you really need it. ⁠For a non-disabled person, this can be hard to imagine, with the idea that only people with obvious limb disabilities require mobility aids still a common attitude.

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  • Why is lived experience so important?

    Why Do I Resent The Healthy People In My Life?

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    r, you know, what the hell is it? I have to explain the importance of lived experiences so regularly I feel like every person who reads this blog (particularly those who aren’t in the disabled community themselves) needs to keep passing it on to another person to read until, finally, the whole world just gets why lived experience is so crucial!

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  • What is radical acceptance?

    What is Radical Acceptance?

    What is radical acceptance
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    adical acceptance sounds like the kind of new-age bull you might want to steer clear of, along with juice cleanses and ‘think yourself better’, but it's not what you think. Before we talk about what radical acceptance really is, we need to highlight what it definitely isn't! Radical acceptance is not approval of a situation. Just because you are accepting a situation for what it is, it does not mean that you think it's good or right. It just means you are aware you can't change it.

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  • What is Medical Trauma?

    What is Medical Trauma?

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    edical trauma is something you hear in the disabled community a lot but rarely do we talk about what counts as medical trauma – and I think you might be surprised to learn how much actually does! **Trigger warning for this post just because of the mention of medical trauma, PTSD, COVID etc**

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  • What Are Usable Hours And What Have They Got To Do With Chronic Illness?

    What are Usable Hours and What Have They Got To Do With Chronic Illness?

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    sable hours is a way of explaining how fatigue affects your ability to do things. We all have the same number of hours in a day but for someone with fatigue, they only have a limited number in which they can complete tasks.

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  • You Don’t Have to Be Disabled and Poor but It’s More Likely

    You Don't Have To Be Disabled And Poor But It's More Likely

    You don't have to be disabled and poor but it's more likely
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    hen it comes to disability and money, there is a tendency to equate disability with poverty. This is mainly caused by the narrative that surrounds disability - that you can't achieve, you can't possibly live a life that isn't just solely based on your being disabled and you certainly aren't able to earn. ⁠ There's a common misconception that to get help as a disabled person you must first live below the poverty line. ⁠ As a result, we as a society find it hard to see disabled people own nice things or for them to even want them. So what can we do about this? Let’s talk about how we can shift this narrative!

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