Tag Archives: mental illness
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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Is there anything we can do to prevent parents murdering their disabled children?

    Trigger warning: this discussion centres on the murder of disabled children by their parents. I’ve written before about how I feel towards parents who murder their children. Since I wrote What will survive of us is love in March 2012, more children have died or been attacked at the hands of their parents […]

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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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