notes i put up for myself around my home. <3
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
omg i am so glad i am not alone. i do this all the time.
ok so i’m super tired and wow big surprise i’m on antibiotics for an infection plus on major painkillers so. i will try to keep this short but had some goodness inside that wanted to come out and share.
i love my cane!! i got a cane. it is 100 times better than i even expected it could be. like i can walk farther and faster and i can be out of my house for longer periods and leave the house on days maybe i wouldn’t and it’s just the best thing ever. i’m sad i didn’t get one sooner. internalized ableism mixed with denial and a pinch of not wanting people in my life to look at me different etc, typical stuff i guess.
like i can lean on it, and i switch it up with what hand i use it in because of where pain is in my body, and the added bonus of being visibly disabled is really interesting. just the way people react, like offering me a seat on the bus when if i asked for a seat w/o my cane i really doubt they’d have been so accommodating, y’know? it’s interesting.
and oh lots of love to emwwa! for being supportive. and when i was nervous about using a cane she reminded me of the brilliant truth that now i have something to whack ableist asshats with. <3
i am very excited at the idea of being able to be more mobile and get out of the house more. hooray!
The Pillow Fort Magazine is a bi-monthly online magazine for positive young people with chronic illness.
oh hey so!! i am so very stoked to have contributed to the latest issue of the pillow fort magazine. so grab a copy - it’s super inexpensive and just a marvellous resource and publication in general!
my article is an a - z list of self-care, w the first half (a - m) in the magazine and the second half (n - z) on the blog which you can read for free here:
"[The university] gazes toward a vast ocean horizon, but misses its own reflection. Academics often know a great deal more about the work of their international colleagues than they know about the history and ecology of the land that the university is sitting on."- Michael Marker, “Theories and disciplines as sites of struggle: The reproduction of colonial dominance through the controlling of knowledge in the academy” (via todoelajo)