(This was written by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. Passing it on as it’s a very useful set of tips)
I have seen a lot of people in my life, myself included, going through hard times right now with the extreme escalation of colonial violence in Palestine. People are sad, angry, and…
No more Victoria’s Secret for you.
Many times, the images of folks with disabilities are paired with the idea of service and charity, underpinned by the idea that people with disabilities need help. This is as an opportunity to push back against this ableist stereotype and DEMONSTRATE SOLIDARITY!! Give and post because you know that our liberation is linked!
"Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized. Our performance work explores the themes of sexuality, embodiment and the disabled body. Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we develop and present cutting-edge work where normative paradigms of “normal” and “sexy” are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities.”
We are constantly “discovering” new cultural experiences, foods or locales that have already existed for a long time. But when is that a healthy byproduct of globalization and when is it a problem?
Green speech bubble coming from the left with the question: “What’s the most important thing you’ve done this year?” yellow speech bubble (right) answers: “Survived.”
10 Things NOT to Say with Someone with a Chronic Illness:
1. You have what? I’ve never heard of it.
2. You need to exercise more.
3. Aren’t you feeling better yet?
4. Maybe an anti-depressant would help.
5. ”But you look just fine.” or “You don’t look sick.”
6. You are taking too much medicine.
7. You need to change your diet.
8. It’s all in your head.
9. Losing weight might help.
10. If you just had a more positive attitude…
The AVP statistics are out, and again trans women of color are the number one targets of violence and murder, by a wide margin.