To disclose or not to disclose your condition—it’s your question to answer
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To disclose or not to disclose your condition—it’s your question to answer

This post is by a friend of mine, Michele Harold, who holds the subject of disclosure near and dear to her heart. “You’re always sick,” my coworker said to me as I entered the office.  I had called in sick the day before due to my disability. My disability causes chronic pain, fatigue, and low-grade…

The many challenges Covid-19 has added to the holiday season
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The many challenges Covid-19 has added to the holiday season

While many countries have gotten Covid-19 under control by now, the US has dramatically failed that challenge. We are among the worst countries in the world in terms of both infections and fatalities from this disease. One of the biggest spikes this year was associated with Thanksgiving, which is usually the biggest travel weekend of…

Ableism in Black Culture
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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!
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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…