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Why People with Disabilities Are Vulnerable to Abuse
People with a disability are vulnerable to abuse on the street, in the workplace, and at home from their own families. This is why I want to start a domestic violence shelter that serves disabled peop...
Mary Benson21 days ago
Darkness
Every six months, my grandmother and I make an appointment to go to Pontiac for a dental visit. Everything is usually routine, from the car ride, to what happens in the dentist chair. Three quarters o...
Rozy Taylor25 days ago
Things No One Tells You About a Life Changing Condition
I always thought I would find a diagnosis that would fit, that the doctors would say something and I would just simply embrace it but the truth was—the truth still is—doctors throw words around all th...
Gemma Shorta month ago
Autism Isn't the Problem, Your Attitude Towards It Is
Saying that I suffer from autism is wrong. In fact, I suffer from the fact that our world is not set up for the neurodiverse and a society that is so scared of variety. I suffer from the fact that peo...
Courtney Roberts2 months ago
Like Water Over a Bridge
"Like water under a bridge." A quote we all know. One you may have used to apologize or accept one. One you may have learned early on and may have just learned. It's just an ordinary everyday thing. H...
Max Fisher2 months ago
We Need to Talk About Ableism in the LGBT+ Community
I started to write this on the train home from the National Union of Students (NUS) LGBT+ Conference, a conference where access needs were repeatedly ignored, the catering was sub-par at best, and a m...
Emily Frank2 months ago
Selling My Body?
We've all heard the stories of college kids selling plasma to make ends meet; well people, that's my story. Unfortunately, my part time job wasn't cutting it when it came to rent, tuition, groceries, ...
Angel Mann3 months ago
Autism Friends and Family Camp
Being an adult with autism, who is on the higher end of the spectrum as far as independence goes, is a unique experience. Here is how I sometimes try to explain it to people. Imagine that you have a c...
Amy McMillan3 months ago
Deaf Girl in a Noisy World
Hey! Welcome back to another rambling post of mine... As I'm writing this, it is 2:30 AM on a Friday morning. Unfortunately, I'm still suffering from shingles and up late thinking about creative and e...
Kayla Babb3 months ago
Haven't You Heard?
Haven't you heard? I doubt you have. Most haven't. It’s such a rare disease that only one out of five thousand babies are born with this congenital disease. My brother? He’s one of them. John had surg...
Elena Willson4 months ago
Bridging the Gap Between Disabled Rights and Reality
It’s a worrying fact that in 2018, we as a society are still wondering what we can do to help the disabled. On the bright side, at least the public is aware there is much more to be achieved with this...
Katie Pevreall4 months ago
Morrisons Announce Nationwide 'Quiet Hour' to Cater to Needs of Autistic Shoppers
In a bid to create a more welcoming shopping space for those with autism, national UK supermarket Morrisons has pledged to introduce a ‘quieter hour’ every week in all of their stores. Between 9am and...
Alyson Worrell4 months ago
Not Taking Things Personally
Learning to not taking anything personally will and has been the hardest agreement for me to master fully because I am a people pleaser, super emotional, and want to be "good" enough for every single ...
M&B Musings4 months ago
Let There Be Light
The place was akin to a terrestrial purgatory. When I eventually gained the courage to trudge up to the abandoned reception desk and shakily sign my name and the time in a binder with crumpled pages, ...
Taylor DeMott5 months ago
How Cancer Took Over
I was 13 years old when I found out that my dad was sick. Every day it was constantly going to doctor's appointments, getting him what he needed, etc. At first, I didn't think it would be so bad becau...
Max Fisher5 months ago
'If Vaccines Work, Why Is My Unvaccinated Child a Risk to You?' And Other Questions About Vaccines ANSWERED
With Kat Von D announcing to the world that she refuses to vaccinate her future child, there has been lots of hype about the anti-vaxx movement. It's time to stop the misinformation in its tracks. Sit...
Jillian A6 months ago
A Diagnosis Changed My Life
While the title gives the idea I was diagnosed recently, that is far from the case. I have been more or less in denial for nearly five years. When someone thinks autism, they do not believe a nerdy gi...
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Marissa Swint7 months ago
Growing Up Sick
Does anyone else hate it when you're sick and someone says something like, "Oh, it's not that bad, it's just a cold, stop complaining!" or anything along those lines? I do! Especially for someone like...