Exploitation of Disability Goes Mainstream

I would be equally upset by this regardless of party affiliation or candidate who mailed this out.  My thoughts on the matter some may disagree with,  but I don’t speak for anyone as a populace, I speak only for myself.   Today is where I found a clear example of where the “poster child” mentality goes too far afield & awry.  Continue reading

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Response To: Tragic News Michael J. Fox Is Losing The Fight Against Parkinson’s

Let me just say I don’t consider Shrug to be a legit news source or Radar Online, who they quote.

I’m using this article to prove a larger point about how the media treats & views disabilities & illness in America. Continue reading

Unsolicited Advice – Also Thanks, But No Thanks!

My post yesterday about what happened in my ShopRite, a comment by a blogger friend, & discussions with my disability friends about the #SoInspired hashtag on Twitter last week brought back more memories of unwanted “assistance.”

These incidents happened when my illnesses were still invisible (for the most part).  Yet it triggers feelings that are just as strong as the reaction I had to a stranger invading my space.

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Unsolicited Help – Thanks But No Thanks!

I know it’s a little late (or early) for a blog post but I’m still working off the late afternoon coffee I had after my lung function test on Tuesday.

I was recounting something to my friend at my appointment that happened to me this weekend.  I thought maybe sharing this & another associated story might help people with some compassion & understanding of why even if someone has a limitation they are still a person whose space & wishes should be respected at all times & in all places…

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