So Disability Pride Month ended yesterday. I didn’t even realize it had begun. I did realize that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was celebrating its 30th birthday because I did too this year. Disability Pride Month is an annual celebration that Americans with disabilities have at least some rights now. In theory, I’ve always … Continue reading Making Disability Visible
Do you use identity-first or disability-first language? This is a continual negotiation for people with disabilities or disabled people (depending on which language you use). Our diagnoses and conditions shape our identity and we shape how we relate to them with our language. One way we also do this is by being possessive of our … Continue reading “My” Anxiety
I’ve been feeling a lot of pain and anxiety in my body lately and I can’t meditate or do yoga, so I do pilates and I stress bake and cook, read, and watch movies because they distract me from my pain and ruminations at least a little bit. This picture is of one of my … Continue reading Breathing is Hard
I kept thinking about this topic especially after I realized I was thinking of some examples but they also aren't the ones that come up very often when you google this topic (I checked). I realized that NCIS has a few examples of therapy. Agent Gibbs and Dr. Confalone I have watched NCIS since the … Continue reading My Third Installment of Therapy in TV: NCIS
I lie a lot. I never mean to and I don’t like to. I never lie about the important things—in fact there I’m a terrible liar but little social lies? Yeah, those I do all the time. I fear judgement so I say what I think people want to hear. I fear other people feeling … Continue reading For me, anxiety means that I lie. A lot.