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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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Throne Speech 2020 – Big Aspirations for Supporting Disabled People While Excluding the Voices of those in Long Term Care

The September Throne Speech was touted as being big on caring for Canadians as we “build back better” from the pandemic. While there are definitely glimmers of hope for disabled people in the speech, we will wait to see proof… Continue Reading…

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Cake Day 2020

  Somehow it feels like cake is insufficient to reflect on the last year. Perhaps it should be the whole bakery.   12 years ago today it all started. The tingling. The hot foot and then the hot leg. Blaming… Continue Reading…

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Systemic Injustice – the Views of a Disabled Woman in June 2020

Right now, the world is trying to manage a pandemic while centuries old systemic racism in the US may have finally met its match as people take to the streets, as long as “we” don’t get bored with it, and… Continue Reading…

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Permobil M3 Corpus – my review

In January I got a new wheelchair – a Permobil M3 Corpus. It’s taken me a long time to write this review, because every time I went to do it, something happened, either to me or to the chair! Getting… Continue Reading…

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The Disability Diaries in The Guardian

What a great read the Disability Diaries are! I find myself amazed that there were so many experiences that were exactly the same as mine, and disappointed that so many of us have the same experiences, at the same time.… Continue Reading…

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Technology is making huge changes

Stories like this one on CBC about a Nova Scotia woman who is now able to communicate independently for the first time in 21 years show the improvements that are being made in the lives of disabled people.  I am… Continue Reading…

Michelle in wheelchair with lightsaber fighting Dart Vader

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