Category Archives: stigma

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Every time I read this book, I find myself more challenged than the time before. When I first read it, I focused mainly on the “wrongful birth” issue which was at the heart of the novel. I still find myself … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to People We Wish We Really Knew

This is why I haven’t written for a few days. I was so floored by the loss of these two artists that I didn’t know how to respond. I wasn’t a true fan of Carrie Fisher, but even I know … Continue reading

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Disability and Stigma in Other Cultures

I just discovered this video on Youtube. It’s about an hour long, and it talks about disability and the stigma of it in Ghana. I think it’s always interesting to see how different cultures view disability and how they treat … Continue reading

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Dear People Who Care: Listen!

How many of my readers with chronic illness and/or disability who go to church have been told, “I’ll pray for your healing, honey”? After they say, “Bless your heart, darlin’, “do they ever offer everything they’ve been told about any … Continue reading

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BE HEEEEALLLLLD!

I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to write about tonight, but I just read a personal essay about how she left Church because she kept getting dragged up to the altar for healing. Anyone with disabilities that comes anywhere … Continue reading

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International Day of Acceptance

Most people with disabilities know about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, even though it’s not widely acknowledged in the public awareness. Have you heard about the International Day of Acceptance, though? It’s one of my … Continue reading

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Bring Compassionate Awareness to Your World

I started watching the movie Still Alice tonight. Y’all probably know that book–it’s by Lisa Genova, and she tells the story of a college professor who found out that she had early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease at the age of fifty. … Continue reading

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