My (Disabled and Poor) Physiotherapy Story

Part One 1. The dividing up of which body parts & which conditions, treatments, (any?) medications get coverage under our ‘universal’ healthcare is not based on science or public need/interest. The specific issue I raised here is #BCLiberalPhysio#bcpoli And this is probably my cue to sign off Twitter. A BC journalist has time to go…

Facing Facts and Asking For Help

Charity is a dirty word in my world. My world meaning my particular life which includes but far exceeds my experience of being a disabled poor woman. Charity is demeaning, lost dignity, stolen power, abuse of authority, exploitative, harmful, it is the sickeningly pleased with itself happy face of systemic oppression and injustice. I hate…

If You Tell Me I’m Inspiring I’m Going to Ask Why (And You Better Have A Good Reason)

Some tell me I’m inspiring when I’m trying to find the best price on coffee at the grocery store. Some people tell me I’m inspiring when I am sitting drinking a coffee at the beach. Some tell me I’m inspiring when I stick a coffee cup between my thighs and wheel over to the counter to get some sweetener. (Coffee is a lot of my life.)

OK Motherfuckers Let’s Talk

Hea\dline: Kim Campbell Calls President Trump A Motherf**ker! The former PM weighs in days after a U.S. congresswoman pledged to help impeach POTUS. Photos of Trump and Kim Campbell This isn’t going to take long because I don’t have all fucking day for this shit. When a wealthy, respected person says motherfucker they are seen…

Dear Straw Ban Defenders, I Know You Don’t Understand How Accessibility Works But Do You Understand How Capitalism Works?

But the point of this post is not accessibility, it is capitalism. Supply and demand. Profit. Mass production. The things that form the economic basis for the society we live in and how items we use and require are produced and distributed…So what happens when all but a minority of people who require them for accessibility stop using plastic bendy straws?

Morning After Election Thoughts About Poverty and Disability in a city with NPA Green 💰🧐 and Greens

Last night as I watched the make up of council unfold I said to someone “I’m scared” and then immediately regretted my choice of word. This isn’t Trump – the new yardstick for measuring how bad election results can be. The truth is there is no one word to describe how I feel but anxious might be closest.

Vancouver’s Curb Cuts – Nothing to Brag About.

“You know, that might be the answer – to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That’s a trick that never seems to fail.” – Joseph Heller, Catch-22   “The calculated simulated of enthusiasm…is also common within contemporary culture. In a variety of configurations, the applause sign has become a social principle.” Stuart McEwan,…