The nerve!….This goes out to all the spoonies.
a handicapped spot, placed the sticker in my mirror and continued into the store. Upon returning to my car I found a note written by someone, it said “Shame on you, you are NOT handicapped. You have taken a space that could have been used by an actually handicapped person. You are a selfish young lady.” I was LIVID. How can someone be so ignorant and cowardly? They clearly saw me walk out of my car, why not approach me? Not all handicaps are visible. I would love for you to share this story. It would help spread awareness for CF, but it would help open people’s minds to what handicapped really is.
Thank you for your time”
A friend of mine fell over 20 feet and basically broke half his ribs, punctured his lung, broke his arm in three places that required many surgeries to fix and messed up a nerve in his leg. He had to walk with a cane for a long time after it and some lady in a restaurant thought he was just walking with a cane for the hell of it and she ripped it from his hands and grabbed his messed up arm and shook him and told him he was an awful human being for pretending to be handicapped. What the fuck people?
This is what real ableism looks like.
I have ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder which causes my body to attack my colon, and I qualify for one of those stickers. I’m scared to get one, though, because I look healthy and whole.
A mutual friend of mine’s mother has severe fibromyalgia (that gives her a handicapped pass) and as she was walking to her car after buying her groceries, a man actually lunged at her and started yelling at her about her “not looking handicapped”. It left her mother shaking and crying, of course, and it just makes me so angry how awful and ignorant some people can be.
Not all handicaps are visible
Can I just pin this sentence on every lamppost all over the planet please
PREACH!!! This, this is why I hate going out in public with my cane or just when I’m having a bad flare day in general. People can be such assholes. I was refilling a prescription at Wal-Mart, I could barely stand even though I was using my cane…. I was 23 at the time, so I looked 14. I had a 22 degree curve at the time, so it was obvious there was something not right with me. Every person sitting on the bench at the pharmacy gave me the dirties of looks and rolled their eyes when I would moan in pain while trying to adjust/just get comfortable. An elderly woman got up off the bench, hugged me, and gave me her seat. The rest of those fuckers just sat there, mouths agape. So, the next time you judge someone because they are young or look healthy, remember that not all illness physically manifest themselves.
Re-posting because it’s important…
As someone with a stomach condition, I know this frustration all to well of having a condition people can’t physically see and judge you accordingly.
People can fucking suck sometimes.
"I miss you."
Hawkeye #19 was well worth the wait. I thought nothing would ever top Pizza Dog.
#19 is mostly in sign language with very little subtitles showing just how awesome the medium of comics can be.
I need to buy this right now.
Though I have to stop crying first.
Best of Stephen Amell + NerdHQ Panel
You didn’t go far enough!
Posting late because we had a full day. My darling treats me well, and makes me a pancake breakfast at 3pm. We have our cameras and coffee and fresh watermelon, along with the blueberries from my tree at home. Time stretches and waves and it’s all too perfect. #100happydays
Santa Catarina, 6.30p.m. / the rush of the people contrasts with our attitude. ‘We have time’, I say, and she holds my hand as we cross the street into the oncoming wave of people. We walk up Santa Catarina when most people are coming down, but we don’t care. We’re used to going against the grain. I think we kind of like it. #100happydays
OITNB does so many little things right.
Here’s a show that understands physical contact - sexual, sure, but every other kind, too - is so fucking important to us. These women have nothing else. Behind bars they have their guard up. They’re stripped of everything. If they try to caress their loved ones during visiting hours a guard will bark NO TOUCHING.
But they continually give into this basic need to be touched by those around them, and they also give their touch as one of the only gifts they can give. Touch is used to control, to love, to comfort, to express what they couldn’t. It’s used by everyone, even those from cultures and backgrounds who outside of bars are generally societally prevented from touching others (especially same-gendered others, and especially opposite-gendered others in non-sexual ways).
Piper has gradually gotten much more comfortable with touching. Vee used it to manipulate, in overt and subtle ways. Red and Gloria try to act as if they’re stern matriarchs, but they break down and touch ‘their girls’ many times.
It’s not just one of the best shows for women on TV. It’s one of the best shows for basic humanity.