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Minding Your Language

Language matters. The way we communicate with each other in words, the language that we read, hear, see, watch, matters, and shapes who we are as a society. The old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones but words… Continue Reading…

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Exhausting

My husband and I are both active people. Victor writes, and is currently creating an exhibition for Winnipeg in September, funded by a Canada Council of the Arts grant. I’m a PhD candidate at UBC-O. However, that’s not the full… Continue Reading…

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Believe me now?

An excellent but unusual article – a man with fibromyalgia talking about not being believed. Unusual because this chronic illness is most often associated with women, but the disbelief that goes along with it has a long history in medicine of… Continue Reading…

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When Disabled People Are Not Included In Inclusion

This morning I answered the survey for “Let’s Talk Budget 2022” and I’ve been on a slow burn ever since. It just exploded in a twitter rant, which hasn’t satisfied the fire, so I will continue here. You may have… Continue Reading…

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Disability Without Poverty

For the last year it has been my absolute honour to volunteer with a new movement, Disability Without Poverty.  There are far too many disabled people living in poverty in Canada. Some say it’s 1.4 million, others say it’s 1.7… Continue Reading…

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Infusiastic on a 5 month cycle

I have multiple sclerosis that began aggressively and rejected most medical approaches to calm it down. I have a range of disabilities that mean I use a power wheelchair full time and spend at least 16 hours a day in… Continue Reading…

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Time to catch up

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … Reader, I married him. I’ve not particularly been on the ball as a blogger during the pandemic. In some ways, my life didn’t change that much. I… Continue Reading…

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Canada, it’s you not me

Dear Canada We have to talk. It’s just not working. It’s you, not me. No, really, it’s you. This whole idea of having a healthcare system that’s partially controlled by provinces and territories, and partially controlled by the federal government… Continue Reading…

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My 13th Cake Day

Thirteen years ago today, my feet got hot, my leg went weird, and within 4 days the Big Bang of MS was complete. I never walked in the same way, the “normal way” again, and within 6 months I was… Continue Reading…

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Following the science

I don’t often talk about the nitty-gritty of my MS, just the broad strokes, but I think it’s time for me to dish out some details in the hope that it will explain the need for change. And, if you… Continue Reading…

Michelle in wheelchair with lightsaber fighting Dart Vader

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