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Social Conscience on Social Media: Why I No Longer Talk Politics On Facebook

I can’t remember the last time I made a political post on my personal Facebook page. Maybe after the election, when I was so overwhelmed by sadness and fear I had to pour it somewhere. But lately, when that overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Snippet: Self Esteem and Social Justice

I wouldn’t say I have good self-esteem, but I generally have good don’t-give-a-damn. That is, while I don’t think I’m amazing, and I know other people don’t think I’m amazing, I just don’t care. Sometimes that cracks, though, and in … Continue reading

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Putting In My 40+: Confessions of a “High-Functioning” Cripple

I hate that term, “high-functioning.” It sets up a dichotomy between people like me and those defaulted “low-functioning” disabled people that paints a very negative picture of disability as a whole. I’m a “good cripple,” because I work, I take … Continue reading

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Snippet: On Growth and Social Education

It strikes me sometimes that I should go back through and re-read old posts, because I know on some subjects my eyes have opened wider, and I see more than I once did. There’s no hiding the fact that I’m … Continue reading

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Train Wrecks: Derailing with the Tone Argument and “Free Speech”

I’ve used it before, but this image is just too perfect. I had a commenter recently who latched onto my use of the term “derailing” and started throwing it all over the place with little regard to its meaning. I … Continue reading

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“That’s How It Happened”: Taking Rape Victims At Their Word

TRIGGER WARNING: This entry is about rape, and I do discuss moderate details about my own rape. Please proceed with caution. I had an interaction with a commenter on here recently that was so triggering for me, I deleted the … Continue reading

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