Listen the most important thing to watch this year isn't a superhero movie or a romcom or any other big Hollywood movie. The most important thing to watch in 2017 is the documentary Defiant Lives. What is Defiant Lives all about you ask? Well Defiant Lives is a documentary about the disability rights movement. I… Continue reading The Most Important Thing To Watch In 2017.
Two weeks ago I woke up to disturbing pictures and videos of disabled protestors being forcibly removed from Senator Mitch McConnell's Office for protesting against the Healthcare Bill. You can read more about it here. These are some of the tweets I came across on that day. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/877923923958038528 https://twitter.com/DCAdapt/status/877940114428747776 https://twitter.com/allanbrocka/status/877933174440943616 I do not reside in… Continue reading We Should All Care About Disability Rights.
We live in times when there is so much buzz and talk about diversity. Organizations, institutions, movements all over the world are moving towards being more diverse or at least making efforts to do so and including different groups of people. Any organizations that is openly discriminatory is heavily criticized and some cases people boycott… Continue reading There Is No Diversity Without Disabled People.
Recently a friend and I were discussing online dating in the context of people with disabilities. In our discussion I came up with three reasons that might keep people with disabilities away from the online dating scenes. These reasons are having to disclose one's disability, fear of being overlooked and the potential of meeting devotees.… Continue reading Online Dating.
A fortnight ago I had the pleasure and honour of doing a presentation on Working With Clients With Disabilities at a friend's workplace for their team day. When I was approached I was very hesitant in fact I gave so many excuses as to why I could not do it and instead recommended other people… Continue reading Working With People With Disabilities.
May the 1st 2017 was Blogging Against Disablism (Ableism) Day. There are so many topics I wanted to write about but I had to settle for one that I have been dying to address which is → Able bodied people you are not entitled to know details of our disabilities, stop asking me what happened. It… Continue reading Able Bodied People You Are Not Entitled To Know Details Of Our Disabilities. #BADD2017
Dear Younger Self, You will discover very early on just how strong God made you. Your 20s will have lots of bad days but the good days will certainly outweigh the bad ones. You will meet LOTS and I repeat LOTS of amazing people who will touch your heart in very special ways. You… Continue reading A Letter To My Younger Self.