What I’ve learned since declaring myself an advocate

What I’ve learned since declaring myself an advocate

You may remember months ago before this pandemic business that I wrote a blog post talking about how I’ve learned (reluctantly) to call myself an advocate. My main focus is disability access and etiquette, but I also advocate for people of color by sharing their stories and concerns on my various platforms. This whole advocacy … Read More

When life doesn’t change much when the world shuts down

When life doesn’t change much when the world shuts down

Most who know me are well aware that I’m an external processor. I need to talk things out. Not necessarily get advice (that’s usually not helpful). I just need to talk things out and hear the issues I’m battling outside of my own head. So why haven’t I been processing this COVID-19/Coronavirus thing? In a … Read More

The ‘inspiration thing’ and disability

If you claim someone with a disability has inspired you, what were you inspired to do? The very word “inspire” involves the idea that someone is provoked to take action. I and others like me will never be viewed as equal if we continue to be reduced to being a source of warm fuzzies and objectified as life lessons.