Three things I wish people knew about living with life-threatening impairment

One of the hardest things about living with life-threatening impairment is actually not dealing with my situation, but with peoples reactions to my situation. Here are three things I wish people knew about living with life-threatening impairment People constantly presume how I must feel, and then react to me based on that – when they’veContinue reading “Three things I wish people knew about living with life-threatening impairment”

How to respond when you’re asked about wheelchair access

When ostensibly ‘social justice’ or ‘left wing’ events don’t put access details on their websites, they’re functionally excluding disabled people – but how should you respond when asked about wheelchair access? When I have to email your space or event to ask you about wheelchair access, I’m already annoyed. I’m annoyed because you should beContinue reading “How to respond when you’re asked about wheelchair access”

Loss, Anger, and the Cheerful Cripple

Coming to terms with acquired impairment is a process that takes time This is probably far more about acquiring disability than being born with it Becoming disabled (or a significant change in the level of your impairment such that it affects your social relationships in a way it hasn’t previously) is pretty unpleasant for the personContinue reading “Loss, Anger, and the Cheerful Cripple”