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
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
Ever since I was a teenager, I remember having peers tell me privately that they appreciated when I raised my hand to ask a clarifying question. Or to challenge something I had heard by asking questions of those in authority. They would tell me they had the same questions but were too scared to speak … Read More
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.