humanity

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

Empathy, Or Em...Pity?
In March 2018, upon invitation through a LinkedIn message, I attended a seminar entitled “Human-Centered Technology: The Human/Tech Paradox” in New York City. The keynote speaker was Concepción Galdón...
Fight the Good Fight
Ableism means that somebody is not taking into account a disability. It is like telling somebody in a wheelchair to get up and walk when they can’t. Or pointing out a person with diabetes’ need for in...
Jennifer Arnolda year ago
'Celebrating' Autism Awareness Month
April has long been known as Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. Since my daughter’s diagnosis years ago, I have been involved in many online support groups, read many ...
On the Eve of April 1st
Welcome to abelism awareness month. Let me refresh some of your disability etiquette. Nobody thinks to treat disabled people as a whole person. They are too busy staring at the wheelchair, the medical...
Abellona Ta year ago
"His Autism Is in Your Head"
When we shared my husband’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis with his parents, they sat there in silence. Slow-motion minutes passed by as my father-in-law, whom I’ve come to learn is all abou...
Why Abelism Is Not Called For
Ableism sucks. Do not throw your abelist nonsense around. I can multi-task at home. I can multi-task elsewhere. But I cannot work full-time until I sleep the whole night properly. Really, if my family...
Star Juliana year ago
My Story Isn't Over Yet
I died when I was two. For seven minutes, my heart did not beat. Then, the doctor brought me back to life. This is where my story begins. It was in February of 1981 when I became deathly sick from wha...
Jenna Logana year ago
Autism Does Not a Killer Make
In a million years, I did not think I would have to start another bloggy message about mental health, other than Autism information. Yet, here I am. Why? Because we have had another shooting. Worse ye...
The Time of a Disabled Person Is Not Yours to Waste
Despite the many disabilities there are out there because of this polluted, godforsaken, hell-hole, and wretched planet of a world that sits on the Orion Arm in the Milky Way Galaxy, disabled people’s...
Affliction in the Past Tense
" ...because that was supposed to be the narrative of illness. It was a hurdle you jumped over or a battle you won. Illness is a story told in the past tense." -John Green When I tell people that I ha...
Weathered Down
Pain is a feeling triggered by the nervous system. One may feel it as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Everyone experiences pain at some point or another, yet everyone experiences pain different...
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 Bothmaa year 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 Rhode2 years 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 Rhode2 years 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 Rhode2 years 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...