disabled people’s voices and opinions on ableism > abled people’s voices and opinions on ableism
I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo
last time I was depressed, I cross-stitched to the point of insanity. This time it seems to be fic-writing. Either way, it’s dealing,
The only thing I need to say, is that if you are driving and scream singing or crying or letting your feelings out that way, PLEASE please PLEASE be very careful. Being emotionally compromised on the road, focused on other things, etc can get your guard down. You could seriously hurt yourself or someone else. Please be aware of when you need to pull over to the side of the road/into a parking lot and just breathe or cry for a minute, so you can be safe.
Yes, please be safe while driving. As someone disabled because of a car accident, I cannot stress road safety enough.
Another alternative would be go get some drive-through comfort food, find the far end of a parking lot or an empty parking lot, and belt out tunes/have a cry and enjoy your food goodies until you’re composed enough to drive once more.
Take care of yourselves and be safe!
do you ever wash your face with cold water and feel like your life has changed dramatically
There’s scientific reasoning behind this!
One of the biggest skills my therapist pushed for coping with self-harm is called “ice diving”, which is immersing your face in a bowl of ice water for a few seconds. She told me that it had a measurable effect on the autonomic nervous system, therefore triggering an emotional reset of sorts, which is immediately calming.
So yeah, cold water is great for mental health! ;)
Ahhh, I wonder if this is the same reason I was told to take a cold shower during a panic attack? That’s awesome!
Marissa Alexander now faces a 60-year sentence for firing a warning shot into the wall to stop her abusive husband’s attack. Her legal team is working pro bono, but she still owes over $250,000 in legal expenses. The prosecutor, Angela Corey, is the same who couldn’t get a conviction for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Self-defense against domestic violence does not deserve life in prison.
Friendly reminder that the well intentioned phrase “step up, step back” is ableist. Alternative: move up, move back.
ummm, as a person in a wheelchair (at least most of the time these days), thanks, but no thanks. we don’t need to be babied. we can handle expressions.
Seriously… ableism manifests in so many REAL ways that go ignored, it’s a little irritating for people to focus so much on silly word choices.
Not to mention on top of all that, “step up” and “move up” have two different meanings. :/ Seems like wasted time when, yes, there are many real ways ableism manifests that go ignored.
what even are cats
Everything about this picture is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
I can’t stop laughing at this and I’m not even sure why.
"We have to talk about Jerry. I just don’t think he’s going to make the grade we’ve come to expect around here."
"CARL! CARL, YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS! THE SUN IS HIDING IN THIS LITTLE METAL HOUSE!"
"I rest my case."
"CARL! CARL! CARL!"
"Or I will."
In a major TOS flare, and I have important paperwork to fill… time to call in the husband. I will never stop getting frustrated to whatever degree over the inability to do shit. I wish I could type these forms instead cause right now I can poke keys but gripping a pen? Hah. No.
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
If you take away anything from this website, please let it be what I bolded ^
Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.
Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.
See also: Why intersectionality is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT OK.
This is good, but can we please start adding that many disabled people make less than 25 CENTS per hour, completely legally??
I think that’s a pretty fucking important part of intersectionality discussions too…
Yesss, I really want to see the math done on disability, too. It’s a really important facet as well and gets left out too often with some of the intersectionality discussions floating around.
"NO YOU CANNOT HUG THE DRAGON."
"…Can I give it a cat?"
"We are all, everyone in this room, so fortunate."
Acknowledging privilege and finding ways to use your privilege to help others is so important.
love her ^_^
Aww, Angie!This is why i like her she is AWARE and is really trying to help.
And yet people gave her shit for adopting children of color into her household. Her and Brad really do be low-key doing humanitarian work and they don’t throw it in people’s faces for attention.
I remember when someone asked them when they’d get married and they told the reporter “When everyone is allowed to get married, then we’ll consider it.” Which was their stance on marriage equality.