Abuse, Health, Personal

On Abuse and Not Deserving It

Imagine waking up to find yourself strapped down in bed, completely unable to move. You'll probably be unstrapped soon, but until then, do you go back to sleep? Can you go back to sleep? Should you even try? No, I'm not talking about Gerald’s Game (although the movie that just came out on Netflix is… Continue reading On Abuse and Not Deserving It


What the AHCA Means

As many of you already know, the latest draft of the Republicans’ health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by a narrow margin on Thursday in the House of Representatives and will soon move on to the Senate. Among the changes the new bill makes to the existing Affordable Care Act is… Continue reading What the AHCA Means

Abuse, Health

The Right of Body Autonomy

Sometimes, when you have a disability, other people feel that they have a right to control or affect your body in ways that are unnecessary, unhelpful, and at times even painful, emotionally and physically. Strangers pat us on the head in public, acquaintances we don’t know too well hug us, and sometimes people provide physical… Continue reading The Right of Body Autonomy