On Being a Feminist Activist with PTSD

ElfityFeminism1 Comment

olivemylove

[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault, domestic violence, and bullying.] Being an activist is hard work even for the healthiest, most well-adjusted soul. Being a feminist activist is especially difficult given the number of threatening, misogynist messages we get on a daily basis from just about everywhere. But being a feminist activist with disabilities? Now that’s a challenge.

ElfityOn Being a Feminist Activist with PTSD

Pushing Forward

ElfityMental Illness20 Comments

I don’t believe in bright-side, think happy bullshit. I’m too crazy for that, personally. I can’t smile my way out a depression. I can’t calm a mania just by doing some yoga or taking a relaxing bath. That doesn’t mean that I don’t wish I could. It does mean, however, that I fly into a rage of a thousand angry … Read More

ElfityPushing Forward

Visible Self, Invisible Disabilities

Jennifer ThompsonBodies35 Comments

fittobesquare

My name is Jennifer. I am 32 years old, and I am disabled. People like me are not a dime a dozen – but we are around, more so than you know. Many disabilities are completely invisible. Take one of mine, for example: I have something called ankylosing spondylitis. (Say that five times fast.) In layman’s terms, my hip joints are … Read More

Jennifer ThompsonVisible Self, Invisible Disabilities

A Day in the Life of a Fourteen Year Old Boy with Autism

Guest WriterPerspectives13 Comments

A friend of the family needed this information for a college speech class.  I had a little bit of fun with it along the way, and I thought you might appreciate reading it this weekend or whenever you get the chance.  I tried to tell it from his perspective, so enjoy it in the spirit in which it was intended.  … Read More

Guest WriterA Day in the Life of a Fourteen Year Old Boy with Autism