When your adult child has a learning disability, is running their social media controlling them?
A and B represent some viewpoints in thedisabled community.M represents the mainstream community. A: We are not disabled, we are differently-abled, we have a diff-ability.B: We are disabled, full stop! If you feel uncomfortable with that, it’s your problem, not ours. “Disabled” is not a dirty word!M: Errrrrrrrr….. A: Shame on you for supporting TV … Continue reading Who decides who’s right and how? Why the Confusion, you may ask? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Nobody wants their or their child's feature(s) or condition labelled negative or a thing of the past. They are current and very real for hundreds of families.
I had no idea… No idea it was possible to love someone so much, regardless… When I first started to advocate for people like my daughter, I made a very big mistake. By advocating mostly on how able they can be, I was amalgamating worthiness with ability and hence relegating all those in the Down … Continue reading My mistake, my bad…
We have all heard of #RACISM (prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior) and #COLOURISM (prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group). But have you ever … Continue reading DOWNism: When You’re not Even Good Enough for Your Own Community, or…The Dark Side of Positive Representation
what if she couldn't do any of these things? Then what? Would I be nostalgic of those road blocks, warnings and dead ends? I mean, really, then what?
If you ever wonder whether we love our children with DS the same or whether our children with DS love us the same, this is for you...
What’s harder to navigate when you’re a young woman w a LD? Being a woman? Having a LD? The fact that sexuality and LD are still a world apart, sadly?
Bits and Bobs about Down syndrome...
I can tell you with utter clarity that it's been a privilege to care for my daughter. She's been the life I never knew I needed.