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Doug Ford autism

The problem at the heart of Doug Ford

  I’ve already written more about the Ford brothers on this blog than I wish I ever had to. I’ve written specifically about the issue of Doug Ford’s appalling comments and actions in relation to The Griffin Centre. I’m volunteering for a city councillor and the election is less than 3 weeks away. My parents […]

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ableist language

Five things to consider before using ableist language

  In this post I’m openly going to discuss problematic language so please, if you find ableist or profane insults triggering, then you might want to skip it entirely. I’m on twitter a lot. In fact it’s how I met my partner 3.5 years ago and it’s also how I know¬†a lot of the people […]

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Thank you Doug Ford and fawning media; you endanger my autistic children

  I spent the Victoria Day long weekend alternating between being angry about Doug Ford’s bigoted and hateful statements regarding the Griffin Centre and being heartened by the response I was seeing to those statements. On Monday I tweeted this:   Don’t tell Doug Ford but I took my #autistic kids out of our home […]

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Todd Parr cartoon Friday, December 14th, 2012

Guns don’t kill; mentally ill people do. Wait. WHAT?

  It’s at times like this that I wish I was eloquent. I wish I could adequately convey how much my heart aches for everyone affected by what happened in Connecticut on Friday. My twins are in the first grade at school so you can imagine what I’ve been thinking. When Owen woke up during […]

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