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Why traditional 9-5 doesn't work when you are disabled

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

Why Traditional 9-5 Doesn’t Work When You Are Disabled D ue 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 […]

Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

Why Disabled People Have A Rocky History With Academia U nfortunately, 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 […]

What is emotional labour?

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 […]

Title: how i outsourced my life: cleaning edition. A cartoon woman is leaning over to scrub the floor

How I Outsourced My Life: Cleaning Edition

How I Outsourced My Life: Cleaning Edition C leaning 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 […]

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 W 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 […]

Social Model Vs Medical Model In Disability, What's the Difference?

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

Social Model Vs Medical Model In Disability, What’s The Difference? W hen 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 […]

The Narratives Surrounding Disability

Narrative surrounding disability

The Narratives Surrounding Disability T he 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 […]

What Is Inspiration P*rn?

Not your inspiration!

Not Your Inspiration! I nspiration 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 […]

When it comes to chronic illness, why do some people not like the warrior narrative?

When it comes to chronic illness why do some people not like the warrior narrative?

When It Comes To Chronic Illness, Why Do Some People Not Like The Warrior Narrative? W hen we find ourselves in conversations about minor illnesses, even a cold, there is a tendency for people to use the language of war, such as fighting or battling. People with medical conditions are often called “warriors” and under […]

Why wellness culture is toxic for chronic illness

Why wellness culture is toxic for chronic illness

With the wellness industry valued at $3.7 trillion in 2015 and continuing to be on the rise, it can be easy to get sucked into the latest wellness trends and crazes. Many are jumping on the wellness bandwagon and while this may seem like a positive thing, it is not so positive when it comes […]