Tag Archives: ableism

“Stop…” A Poem: Disability Day of Mourning 2016

                Today I share this poem, originally published in June 2013, to witness and remember the lives of Disabled people killed by their parents and caregivers…  Stop..   Stop   These words of … Continue reading

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Meltdowns and the Lens of Ableism

Meltdowns – from the other side… Many, many months back Colin Bowman and I began a conversation in the comments section of one of my posts (Yours, Mine and Ours: Autism, Self-Advocacy and Setting Limits). This interaction has been resonating … Continue reading

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Problem Solver and Redefining Independence

After all our cleaning and culling and decluttering over the past little while, I was taking some things that we don’t need anymore to donate to the local women’s shelter. H and I had already done some running around earlier … Continue reading

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Stop

Stop   These words of tragedy Emblazoned on notepads and billboards This epidemic of dehumanization This narrowed definition of being Twisted finer and thinner So that it lacks any sensitivity So that the words themselves are A garrote Cutting into … Continue reading

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Sometimes I cringe: Leaning into my discomfort

Sometimes I read something that I’ve written long ago – and I  cringe. Sometimes I am tempted to change a few words to reflect what I know now. But there is a usefulness to this. It is a way of … Continue reading

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