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Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response To The Washington Post

Disabled people are being killed slowly by a system that does not value us and we live in fear of things becoming even worse under Trump. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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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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"I no longer get a sense of pride from being and proclaiming to be busy, and I don’t take part in pro-burnout culture talk with others."

I Have OCPD: Here's Why You've Probably Never Heard Of It Before

I thought that my drive to perfectionism was warranted and desirable. "I am just doing what I have to do" — that's the mantra I used to motivate Read...
Nadia Schmidtke    |   05.22.17   |   SHARE
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Looking For New Ways To Practice Self-Care? Dance It Out!

Self-care can be a lot of things. Sometimes it is a purely psychological journey, other times physical, and then sometimes even indulgence in Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.28.17   |   SHARE
 “It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind."

Can Pot Make You A Better Parent? A Discussion With Parents Who Use Cannabis

“It helps me in ways that have enabled me to grow as a parent, in all honesty. Cannabis guides me to this calm, present state of mind." Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.19.17   |   SHARE
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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Beauty & The Beast Actually Isn't About Inner Beauty At All

When my husband suggested we see the 2017 remake of Beauty and The Beast, I told him we couldn't watch it because I'd be looking at it through Read...
Carly Findlay    |   04.3.17   |   SHARE

We Need To Stop Making Assumptions About Sex Workers & Disabled Clients

In my role as a sex worker who sees clients with disabilities, I find I’m constantly learning about clear communication. Learning a lot… I’m Read...
Lisa Marie Dallimore    |   03.24.17   |   SHARE