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Fidget Spinners and Disability
Recently, I've noticed a big trend in fidget toys, particularly a type called fidget spinners.  At a recent pop culture convention I attended, no less than three separate booths were selling different types of fidget spinners, one was specifically dedicated...
Fidget Spinners and Disability
Fidget Spinners and Disability
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Disability Day of Mourning 2017
TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE OF DISABLED PEOPLE, MURDER, FILICIDE, DEATH, VIOLENCE. March 1st is over here in New Zealand and I've seen disappointingly little about the significance of today for the disability community, but here's a few thoughts from me about Di...
Disability Day of Mourning 2017
Disability Day of Mourning 2017
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Disability under the reign of Trump
I've been keeping pretty quiet on this issue because I feel like there's enough bad news out there already and plenty of information already available about how and why the Trump administration is bad news for disabled people.  There's also the fact that I ...
Disability under the reign of Trump
Disability under the reign of Trump
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It's well into February now, but this is my first post for the year so Happy New Year Everyone! I had been well into writing a post about what Trump being POTUS means for disabled people  around the world and especially in the United States before I realise...
The Affliction Fiction
The Affliction Fiction
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Politics of Labels
I've been having a lot of discussions lately about the relevance of labels and the issues with some labels versus others.  It's a topic that directly affects a lot of people so naturally discussions can become somewhat heated, but I felt the need to share m...
Politics of Labels
Politics of Labels
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Speechless and Media Representation
Anyone who knows me well knows I have a lot to say on the topic of the importance and positive impact of diverse and accurate media representation,  As a kid growing up disabled, I didn't see many (if any) positive and realistic of disability that weren't t...
Speechless and Media Representation
Speechless and Media Representation
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An Update...
I've been a bit quiet on the blog front lately, and while I plan and wish to maintain a presence on here, my posts will continue to be sporadic, but there's good reason for that, as I will explain... First off, this blog is a labour of love and my passion, ...
An Update...
An Update...
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The 'Other' side
Some terms that often come up in sociology and social justice discussion is that of 'Other' and and 'marginalisation'.  I've talked a little bit about marginalisation in previous posts, and Othering is essentially the same, though in my interpretation encom...
The 'Other' side
The 'Other' side
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Awesome in Theory...
It's nice when you can solve all the world's problems around the dinner table right?  Unfortunately life is a little more complicated than that... I recently attended one of the Join the Conversation workshops to participate in the formulation of New Zealan...
Awesome in Theory...
Awesome in Theory...
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The B Word
In my last post, I wrote about the book turned movie Me Before You and all the problematic messages that it sends.  Today I want to write a little more about just how widespread the messages and societal beliefs represented in the movie are. Don't get me wr...
The B Word
The B Word
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