In the past five years, I have seen perceptions of those with disabilities change in society thanks to the likes of Australian Of The Year 2022 Dylan Alcott, funnyman Andrew Hills and his mates on ABC’s The Last Leg and people in the society who speak up about their experiences having a disability. But have things really changed?
Watching The Last Leg with Adam Hills (you can watch the episode on iVew) last night I realized I hadn’t really investigated the word “Ablism” before. I had heard of it, but I hadn’t really thought it would be applicable to me. However, when I came across this from HERE, it blew my mind. Since…… Continue reading Ablism – What Is It?
If you look at me from the outside You might assume she just sits at her computer achieving nothing, Looking at my spamsing body You might be fooled into assuming this, And I don’t make a contribution to the society… This couldn’t be further from the truth. ‘ Even though I have had more bad…… Continue reading Looking From The Outside
I gotta admit, this year hasn’t played out how I invisioned it. Sure, I’m still recovering from major surgery in August last year, and I’m still healing (probably for another six months, but in my head I knew that would be a twelve months recovery period.) However, this isn’t slowing me down… It’s my chronic…… Continue reading Spontaneity And Pain
I LOVE to shop! Many women and men do! There’s nothing better than browsing with a friend and/or window shopping. In January I met a friend at Chaddy (aka Chadstone which “claims to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere”) when we saw a movie. Afterwards strolling through Chaddy I drooled looking at the dresses…… Continue reading They Joys Of Shopping