Accessibility Or Luxury? It’s a Matter of Perspective.

What if your luxury is my accessibility? What if the things you deem extras are essentials to me?

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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.…

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.)