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News and Not News 2

In my continuing desire to bring you the news that Meta won’t let me post on Facebook, I start with news that has upset me no end. Some lowlife has cut down the tree at Sycamore Gap. Such an iconic… Continue Reading…

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Rabia and Michelle’s OpEd in The Province

Rabia and I wanted to write an OpEd as politicians go back to work in parliament. We wanted to remind them about the promises they had made to us, and that we feel they’re not being kept. We can’t post… Continue Reading…

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News and not News

It seems that sharing stories from the news was a thing I liked to do on Facebook. However, the fight between the Canadian government and Meta means that no posts from any website deemed as news can be shared on… Continue Reading…

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Weight loss, diabetes and me

This morning I got on the scales and they registered at 199.8lbs – meaning I’ve lost roughly 50lbs this year. There’s going to be a lot of personal information in this, but I believe that we only understand what other… Continue Reading…

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The Purpose of Education

44 years ago this week, in 1978, I became a pupil at my local high school, the first year in this new system that was called “comprehensive education”. As kids go back to school all over the world, I see… Continue Reading…

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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…

Michelle in wheelchair with lightsaber fighting Dart Vader

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