A Night In The Emergency Ward

Restraints Someone was ill in the washroom I am told. Two women were disinfecting it using UV ‘light – which means one stood holding the control end of a cord and another leaned against a cleaning cart. I said I didn’t mind waiting. “I don’t think you’ll like the smell,” the empty-handed one tells me.…

My Letter requesting funding for air purifiers.

The following letter was sent by me to Adrian Dix, Minister of Health; Selina Robinson, Minister of Housing and Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Dear Ministers, I am writing to ask you to immediately make air purifiers available to low income people who need them through a rapid barrier-free emergency extension…

Some of us get the long guns: Accessibility and Inclusion and Making and Holding Space

Some of us get the long guns. I said this in a conversation with another disabled woman in the Accessibility Room at an Active Transportation summit. I was explaining why I believe policing is a vital part of the conversation about accessibility of active transportation and had, specifically sought out presenters to speak about this.…