• 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?

    Usable 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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  • How disability makes you a better employee

    HOW DISABILITY MAKES YOU A BETTER EMPLOYEE

    No really!

    If you remove the barriers to working, we actually make the best employees, here’s why!

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  • Why traditional 9 to 5 doesn’t work when you’re disabled

    WHY TRADITIONAL 9-5 DOESN’T WORK WHEN YOU ARE DISABLED

    Due to various barriers to entering the workforce, and staying there once you’re in, disabled people are more likely to be unemployed or self-employed. Difficulties in accessing education is a massive part of this, but there are various other barriers to work that disabled people face.

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  • Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Unfortunately, when it comes to education, academic institutions often fail even the most basic tests in accessibility. Learning how to make education accessible for students (and educators) with a whole range of disabilities should be an ongoing priority for schools, colleges and universities, but it seems many still have serious lessons to be learnt.

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  • What is Emotional Labour

    Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Unfortunately, when it comes to education, academic institutions often fail even the most basic tests in accessibility. Learning how to make education accessible for students (and educators) with a whole range of disabilities should be an ongoing priority for schools, colleges and universities, but it seems many still have serious lessons to be learnt.

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  • How I Outsourced My Life: Cleaning Edition

    Cleaning is hard when you are chronically ill and has always been one of my biggest energy drains.

    Just one small task could land me in bed for a week and the worst thing was I would just be staring at all the mess as it piled up.

    I decided enough was enough and there had to be an easier way, which led me to learn some new tricks to keep on top of cleaning.

    In my latest Instagram post and newsletter, I mentioned that I’d be doing an in-depth review here on my blog, of all the products and tools I use with links to where to buy them.

    So read on to find out how to make cleaning more manageable!

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

    When 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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  • Social Model vs Medical Model in Disability – What’s The Difference?

    When we look at disability, there are two very different models used, called the medical and social models of disability.

    The medical model looks at disability as something that needs to be fixed or changed. Disability is seen as a bad thing, even if it doesn’t cause someone pain or harm.

    The social model of disability says that a person is only disabled because of society’s inaccessibility and the way it treats disability, rather than their difference.

    Let’s explore the differences between the two models in more detail!

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  • Narrative surrounding disability

    The media is an incredibly powerful tool and is the shortcut to understanding experiences that are not our own. This is especially true when it comes to disability representation.

    While this can be a good thing because disabled people are being represented, the issue comes with how we are being represented.

    The media shows disabled people as only being one of two things – the poor disabled person who can’t get over the fact that disability has affected their life, or the inspirational person that despite all odds has overcome the challenges.

    Let’s take a closer look at these two narratives and why real disabled people need to be included in the representation that is created about them!

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  • Not your inspiration!

    Inspiration p⭐rn is a term that was coined in 2012 by disability rights activist Stella Young.

    This term portrays people with disabilities as inspirational, solely or in part because of their disability and describes how disabled people are often used as motivation for non-disabled people.

    Stella’s reason for using the term p⭐rn was to highlight the objectification of one group of people for the benefit of another group of people.

    So what exactly is inspiration p⭐rn and why can this term be a bad thing? Let’s take a further look!

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