humanity

Advocates, icons, influencers, and more. All about humanity.

Using the Term “Retard” as Hate Speech
Calling somebody names like “r#tard” is the equivalent to calling somebody the n-word. Name-calling is something vicious and evil. People with mental health problems or other disabilities are not reta...
Skye Bothma8 days ago
Why Being Strong Is a Lie
I went to my doctor today and as part of my routine visit she asked me how I’m doing. I told her I’m really good at faking how well I’m coping, but that I’m getting tired, that I’m losing my fight, my...
23 and Dyslexic​
Getting over my fears I am a 23-year-old female who is afraid of writing and reading. I am horrible at spelling and my thoughts to page get a little lost in translation. But here's all about fighting ...
Jason Rhodea month ago
Born Crips/Made Crips
So, in my beginning life...Again post, I mentioned the term born crip when referring to my wife, Joey. I'd be considered a born crip, because I've been in a wheelchair all my life from Spina Bifida wi...
Jason Rhodea month ago
What If...
So, every now and then, Joey and I talk about "what if" we could walk, “what if” our hands worked better. This isn't a feeling sorry for ourselves convo. Yeah, growing up, we wanted to walk, and, in r...
Jason Rhodea month ago
Life From Two Feet Below
So, my name's Jason Rhode. I'm a 40-year-old crip (I'll get to the crip term later). I live in Midland, Texas with my wife, who I’ll be writing a lot about and who’s also a crip with a different disab...
Everything Happens for a Reason
Currently, it is 12:56 AM. I have work at 6 AM, but of course that never stops me from going to bed a lot later than I should be. I'd like to blame my phone for keeping me up.. but in reality it's act...
Ellie Hearna month ago
What It's Like to Have Cancer Before You Are 25
In the 90s scientists at the National Institute of Health discovered that our brains reach their peak size around the age of 12 and then start shrinking and changing until our mid-twenties. This infor...
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Lauren Berichon2 months ago
Competitive Pain
Pain. Whether it’s emotional, mental or physical, pain has the ability to take over our entire existence. As one of the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain and a slew of other health issue...
Yessenia Ivone2 months ago
Millennial with Invisible Illness
When you turn 21, your expectation is to get your "adult ID" and go to clubs and bars with your friends, drink on a Thursday even if you have to wake up at 5 AM the next day for work. Unfortunately, m...
Carol Jax2 months ago
To Love With Death
Recently, I completed a course to be a Death Doula. What that means is that I can sit with dying people in hospice, or at home. I can work with families, while they are preparing for the death of a lo...
Queen James2 months ago
Surviving Surviving
No one taught me how to be handicapped. How am I supposed to be something I was never taught to see? When I was a girl eating bologna sandwiches and watching the history channel instead of cartoons on...
Rachel Bonyai2 months ago
Disabily: Disabled or Differently Abled
Handicapped, disabled, special, and the dreaded "r" word. Those are all terms that are often synonymous with people who have different needs. The world has been changing so much in the last few decade...
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Aspie Insider2 months ago
Do Autistics Really Have No Empathy?
Since I started researching my symptoms I've come across article after article stating that autistic people cannot feel empathy. One thing I've noticed is that all of these articles are written by peo...
Leslie Montaño2 months ago
Invisible Illnesses
96% of people living with chronic conditions have invisible illnesses and chances are you know at least one of them, but do you know exactly what their struggles are? Have you ever wanted to know more...
Natalie Chatman3 months ago
How the Opioid Epidemic Effects People with Chronic Illness
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May of 2017. Yes it is still new, I know I have not had it as long as others have. That does not make my pain any less real. I feel pain consistently every s...
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Luke S. Thompson3 months ago
The Reality of Life
This might sound crazy to some, but my biggest fear as a human being, other than losing family, is the future of our species. As a fellow human, I am connected to all of the people on this planet. Due...
Braiden Pergis5 months ago
Starting Points and Self Perception
There will be several points in your life where you will ask, “Who am I?” Each point may be at a pivotal moment in your life ranging from your sexuality, your career plans, or even a change in your li...