Category: Life with Disability
Positive Vibes Only: How toxic positivity harms disabled people
“Positive vibes only.” We’re indundated by this toxic and invalidating message. People with disabilities, in particular, are often silenced and shamed in the name of positivity, simply when sharing their reality or experience with others. In this blog, I cover examples of toxic positivity, how it is weaponized against people with disabilities, and ways non-disabled…
Non-visible disabilities: More than meets the eye
Non-visible disabilities make up the vast majority of disabilities worldwide, with chronic illnesses accounting for 96% of them, according to the World Health Organization. And still, most people only tend to count obvious, physical disabilities or people using mobility devices as the definition of “disability.” In this blog, we’ll examine a list of common examples…
Staying Cool in a Summer Flare Up
In this blog, I’ll share some tips for managing heat-related chronic pain flare ups.