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1 Comment on #DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity
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#DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity

These hashtags should not be seen as harmful to the NHS. Instead, they should be seen as an opportunity to listen to patients, listen to disability activists, and instigate reform that could change the NHS for the better.

0 Comment on ‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people
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‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people

In an age where cuts to support are justified by shifting the goalposts of ‘need’ , the Paralympics are held up as an example of what all disabled people ‘could’ achieve with a little bit of spunk and a can-do attitude.

2 Comments on Liebster Award 2018!
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Liebster Award 2018!

The Liebster Award is designed to encourage connections between bloggers. So let’s get connecting!

0 Comment on The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence
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The Scapegoating of Neurodivergence

Mainstream political concern about mental illness, neurodivergence and the relevant support systems exists only as a cover for an unwillingness to properly call out white male violence. 

1 Comment on New Year, Same Me
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New Year, Same Me

I’m still nervous about the global political climate, I’m still full of emotional turmoil, and I’m still going to be blogging about both of those things.

1 Comment on Why I Don’t Wear The Red Poppy
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Why I Don’t Wear The Red Poppy

A century later, arms companies hold remembrance day events, paying with money steeped in the very red the poppies on their lapels bade them never spill again.

1 Comment on Clickbait Headline Culture – and why I’m angry about it
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Clickbait Headline Culture – and why I’m angry about it

I have lost count of the times a headline has flashed with a tagline that sets my heart racing and none of the details I need to actually understand the situation.

0 Comment on General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity
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General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity

I’m scared that, on Friday morning, I will have to talk people down from killing themselves. And I’m scared that I will fail to talk people down from killing themselves. 

0 Comment on General Election 2017: You deserve to be heard
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General Election 2017: You deserve to be heard

I have a voice that deserves to be heard, and, even if the system we work in is determined to stifle that voice, to not vote would have been to stifle my own voice. And I was going to fight against the gag kicking and screaming and biting and gouging.