ableism

Google! A walk is not a cupcake!

A Walk Is Not A Cupcake: Google's Worst Idea Yet

Hey Google - encouraging people to walk, while ignoring there are plenty of people with disabilities, is engaging in ableism. Cupcakes only make it Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
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The Worst Side Effect Of Bipolar Disorder Is The Shame

I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried. Read...
Anonymous    |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
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My IEP Gave Me PTSD: A Student's Perspective

Although the IEP meeting had good intentions to help me, it led me down a path of low self esteem and a lot of self doubt. Read...
Mandy Ree    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE

Growing Up With Autism And ADHD, I Had To Adapt My Own Education

The education system isn’t designed for students like me. From as early as preschool up through my master’s degree, I struggled in a traditional Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE
It is absolutely OK to be whatever size you are, including hella fat. It is absolutely fine to not be “healthy” or “strong” by whatever definition. (Image Credit: Instagram/body.brave)

We Must Stop Making These Mistakes About Health & Body Positivity

Suggesting that there is some weigh at which we are no longer allowed to love our bodies is fat-shaming and oppressive. Suggesting that you should Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   08.2.17   |   SHARE
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"If I’m being totally honest with you, I feel a burst of pride whenever someone tells me I look too put together to have been given this diagnosis."

What Not To Say When Someone Tells You About Their Personality Disorder

When someone denies my personality disorder, it makes the process of identifying and challenging the thoughts and behaviors that disorder causes even Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.21.17   |   SHARE
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How many spoons can reasonably be left for what makes you happy, what makes life worth living?

The Maddening Difficulties Of Going On Mental Health Disability

I first went on disability when I lived in Rochester, New York. My therapist and psychiatrist had Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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What does "high functioning" even mean?

I'm Tired Of Being "High Functioning"

It’s supposed to imply that I can do a lot of stuff even while I’m sick, but what it actually means is “not dying yet.” Because that is the actual Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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