Picture this: You're 5 years old and have your first major temper tantrum. Your parent (or other authority figure) tells you to go to your room and think about what you did. It happens again and again every time you have a tantrum. This goes on till you hit your teen years, suddenly you get… Continue reading In Defense of Storming Off
I know, I know it's not prom season. Homecoming is over, and we're in a weird in-between season of no real dances for high schoolers. (Well, besides those Christmas dances no one goes too unless they have a boyfriend/girlfriend, or really nothing better to do.) But.. Despite this.. A recent post on my Facebook page… Continue reading Surprise! Disabled People Exist!
(As with all my disability posts, I alternate between person/identity first language in order be inclusive of however someone would like to refer to their disability) This isn't a post about Halloween specifically, although I did plan on doing one breaking down the history. Instead, since it didn't blow over like I'd hoped it would, it's… Continue reading Pumpkin Time
I'm gonna talk about periods. And probably loose.. Several followers for it. Bye! Anyway. Society like.. In general, has a lot of stigma around periods. I'm not sure why. Is it because it's a bathroom thing? Is it because in biblical times we had much stricter requirements around it for safety? Is it because it's a… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Periods
See, we forget that, existing just as we are, we are made perfect in our Christian faith, of trying to suffer with Jesus on the Cross, and love like he loved. Because of that, we shouldn't look at the things we're born with, or the things that cause us to be permanently "different" as bad. We don't consider red hair to be bad (anymore) we don't consider being left handed to be bad, we (shouldn't) consider different races to be bad. So why do we consider disability, so many of which exist in a social context, to be bad?
If you've ever scrolled through anything related to disabilities for even 30 seconds, you'll see the idea of labels brought up. Namely, that we shouldn't label people. Specifically that we shouldn't label ourselves, or others with disabilities, with the disability we/they have. Which is quite frankly, stupid. Now, I'm not saying that people with disabilities have… Continue reading Labels, Ableds, And Other Vaguely Rhyming Words
Being disabled doesn't make you a object of inspiration. Like, seriously, it's not. People with disabilities get told they are bad for having a disability, and therefore told living with it makes them exceptional. Social media has increased the access to looking at inspiration porn, and I don't use the term porn lightly. Porn is… Continue reading On Ali Stroker, Inspiration P*rn, and Representation