Covid19 and Disability

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The disability community had been anxiously waiting for a “big announcement” made by Justin Trudeau on June 5th. When we heard it, the all too familiar collective frustration and sadness overwhelmed us. Check out the replies to Minister Carla Qualtrough’s announcement tweet to see what I mean.👇 Needless to say, disabled people are upset. The…

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close up to the backs of a woman and a man about to cross the street to the other side of the road where there are many people. close up to the backs of a woman and a man about to cross the street to the other side of the road where there are many people.

As the world is starting to open back up and people are going out more and more for nonessential reasons, I have been trying to understand why I am reliving some traumatic feelings from seemingly out of nowhere. I think I figured it out today.  I know when my body is in pain, and after…

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Listen to your chronically ill friends and family right now. We are experts in this field. We know what’s up. It looks like we are headed towards many more people needing to isolate themselves at home, for an undetermined amount of time. Many of us chronically ill folks have needed to live this way for…

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