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The Other Side of Ableism

Originally posted on CripStory:
 Internalized Ableism by Maria R. Palacios ? Internalized ableism is believing the lies we have been told about our bodies, believing that nobody will love us or want us, believing we are damaged and broken because…

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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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The joys of being a minnow

For the longest time, I haven’t written in this space. First because I didn’t want to write over Belinda’s obituary, then because I wasn’t sure how to handle writing about my departure from Winnipeg. I avoided writing about Winnipeg at … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 8

Human Rights Watch released its annual report today. The analyst who wrote the foreword, Kenneth Roth, opens it with the words “The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation.” It’s not hard to see where he gets his … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 7

First piece of good news of the day…the Good News Digest is back! Yesterday and the day before, I was at the studio, then I’d go to the gym or music class, then come back and work on freelance assignments … Continue reading

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Words (bis)

Hi guys, I did not want this interview to get lost at the bottom of my very long initial “Words” post. So I’m putting this up in a separate post. You’ll remember, if you read “Words”, that my whole disability-labelling-soul-searching … Continue reading

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Words

To give something a name is to give it power. That’s a concept that I came upon years and years ago, when I was 14, experimenting with Wiccan religious beliefs. (I’m an atheist now, in case anyone was wondering. I … Continue reading

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Flat Alex

Originally posted on Bravo Ministries, Burundi:
It was a blue sky and sequin-white cold February day at Quebec High School when I first met Alex, 2014 AD. Alex Bourlinguez with his teacher Geneviève and map of his travels in Quebec…

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Another story from Haiti (via St-Anselme)

A piece I reported back in the winter that recently ran in the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph >/a>. Louise Brissette’s phone never stops ringing. Her spacious farmhouse echoes with children’s shouts. As the adoptive mother of over 30 special-needs children, she’s used … Continue reading

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De-Lurking Day!

Originally posted on uni(di)versity:
Hey folks! uni(di)versity has been up and running for almost two and a half months now. We’ve had visitors from nearly 70 countries, and we’ve been privileged to host some amazing writing from some…

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