Rheumatoid Disease Awareness Month

It’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Month. Only I prefer to call it Rheumatoid Disease. ‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. There are over 70 different types of ‘arthritis’. RD/RA is something else. It can be severe, crippling and extremely debilitating. It’s a whole lot more than joint pain.  So what else is it? Well, as […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Effing Ableism!

WARNING. ANGRY RANT ABOUT INSENSITIVE KNOW-IT-ALLS AHEAD! (This was a personal social media post but the response from disabled friends has prompted me to share it more widely. Thanks to all who commented.) Featured photo from healthline.com I had a really awful experience of Ableism recently.I went to a new exercise class to try it […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Carers

An online group I’m in recently posed the question of how we Crip Warriors should respond to the plethora of articles that discuss  ‘parenting a child with a disability”. As we share the ‘Social Model’ Of Disability, and call out Ableism in all its manifestations, we also often point out how these articles, in the […]

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