I get into arguments with people on the Internet a lot these days. It’s kind of one of the only ways to be a disability activist when there are a lot of days where you can’t leave your bed. The most recent argument I had was with a particular kind of ableist disabled person, which, oxymoronic as it sounds, is a thing that actually exists. In fact, I’ve encountered way too … [Read more...]
I have dealt with anxiety since I was a teenager. As it is a chronic condition, the severity of it comes and goes. Sometimes I feel fine; the anxiety is quietly humming away in the background and I can carry on as normal. Other times, I feel so unwell that I can’t do much more than get out of bed. It is not unheard of for me to take a day off from work or cancel an … [Read more...]
When I say ‘panic attack’, what springs to mind? If you have never had a panic attack, or have never known someone who has ever had them, you might think panic attacks consist of people breathing into paper bags, clutching at their chests, and/or fainting. In other words, the sort of things they show on movies or tv shows. In actuality, panic attacks are generally felt, … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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