Medical trauma: a shared experience within the disabled community
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Medical trauma: a shared experience within the disabled community

I took a deep breath, put my mask on, and limped into the office. My fingers shifted, tightening so my fingertips touched my palm, squeezing, relaxing. They shot out, stretched to their fullest extent. Some stayed that way, others shifted. I was aware of this, but not consciously telling them to do so. My teeth…

Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness
Overcoming Obstacles | Taking care of yourself

Internalized Ableism: the struggle to accept our own worthiness

People with disabilities are often marginalized by society – and there are a variety of reasons for it. The social model of disability focuses on how instead of viewing our symptoms as failures on our part, it’s time to start looking at what assumptions society has made that makes participating in the greater community more…

Rebuilding my life in the time of COVID-19
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Rebuilding my life in the time of COVID-19

So, it’s once more time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are feeling, grueling, tempting, running, and mending. This month, I’m taking stock, processing life lessons, and looking ahead towards creating an even better future for myself. Feeling the need to reinvest in myself It’s been a weird year with COVID-19 and…

Ableism in Black Culture
Social connections | Overcoming Obstacles

Ableism in Black Culture

I shed many tears to unpack these memories of my wounds that  are clearly still open just to write this blog.  The subject of ableism is relevant to all aspects of life yet there is very little discussion.  The subject is basically unchallenged by society.  While many people are recognizing and studying racism, much less…

Covid-19 is a fulcrum: let’s change the world!
Social connections | Strategizing for success

Covid-19 is a fulcrum: let’s change the world!

So, it’s once more time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are unlocking, limiting, studying, healing, and watching. This month, it felt really appropriate to focus in on our ability, as disabled folks, to help embody the changes that could help our country heal. Covid-19 has served to highlight the inequalities and…