Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 6 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

Hi there! Missed me? It’s only been 2 months! It seems that life can get busy being a student, when work and life starts to build up. I’ve thought about a few posts I could have written. I could have… Continue Reading…

Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 5 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student.

A coming together of generations Also known as the week I felt my age. Look at this beautiful place! In my day, these were the places that were full of people studying, because books were the way to get the… Continue Reading…

Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 4 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

Another day, another challenge or two Today I had my other class for the first time. It’s earlier, and the buses just don’t line up nicely. I was exhausted before I even got to class. One of my classmates from… Continue Reading…

Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 3 – reflections of a slightly mature disabled PhD student

The day I almost got wet Setting out from home at something that has 7 at the front means that the weather is significantly different then than it will be later in the day. I began the day with 3… Continue Reading…

Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 2 – reflections of a slightly mature, disabled PhD student.

Day 1 I’m not going to keep this up, but it was day 1, so here’s some more thoughts. Last week someone told me that we were going to be good friends because we both have grey hair. It felt… Continue Reading…

Education

Thesis dreaMS Part 1 – reflections of a slightly mature, disabled PhD Student

Preparations Over the last few months I’ve looked back at my decision to apply to do a PhD as an act of momentary insanity. As the start of school approaches, nerves have grown and preparations have been intense. Back in… Continue Reading…

MS

My 11th Cake Day

Today is my 11th cake day – the 11th anniversary of the day my MS started. I choose to celebrate it, by eating cake, and taking the time to look back over the past year. This year has certainly not… Continue Reading…

AdvocacyDisability Rights

Why don’t you see us?

In a recent episode of Will and Grace called “So Long, Division”, Jack, the gay guy, was arguing with his boss, a black guy about which of them was more oppressed as a minority. Over time, the narrative built to… Continue Reading…

ActivismDisability Rights

Straws – just like single use plastics, the debate just isn’t going away

Over the summer I met with the two MPs that cover the Central Okanagan – Stephen Fuhr, the Liberal MP for Kelowna-Lake Country, and Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. Amongst other things, I made them aware of… Continue Reading…

MS

Ten years ago

Ten years ago today it was the Thursday of the first week back at school. As an elementary school principal, it was a very busy week, but my body seemed to be flagging. On the Monday, Labour Day, the day… Continue Reading…

Michelle in wheelchair with lightsaber fighting Dart Vader

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