As a disabled women, choice and bodily autonomy keep me safe, and it keeps me free. Before I entered high school most of my clothing choices were made by someone else, because it made it easier for them to help me get dressed. Before I moved out on my own I had short hair, that… Continue reading Whose Body? Her Body
I hate falling. It serves as reminder to me that no matter what I do or what I accomplish, my body will at some point let me down, and that pisses me off. If you`re reading this and thinking there`s a lot of internalized ableism in there, you`d be right. So why do I feel… Continue reading No Shame in Falling
Earlier this month I spoke at a reproductive justice rally, and as much as I was honoured to be there, it wasn't something I ever thought I would do. For a long time I stayed out of the pro-choice conversation. I have always been pro-choice, but I didn't always feel included in the movement. My concerns about reproductive justice… Continue reading Reproductive Justice includes Women with Disabilities
Human Rights & Equity Services in collaboration with Anti-Violence Network presents: "Women with DisAbilities' Experiences of Violence and its Prevention on University and College Campuses" Speaker: Terri-Lynn Langdon, MSW, RSW, (Thrive Counselling) Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 Time: 12 noon - 1:30 PM Location: room 201, Institute of Applied Health Science, McMaster University Campus, Hamilton… Continue reading Women with Disabilities’ Experiences of Violence and its Prevention on University and College Campuses
Twenty-two years ago today, a gunman entered a university in Montreal and killed 14 women - simply because they were women. During this same 20 years, over 700 Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing or been murdered across Canada. In Canada there are approximately 1,900,000 women aged 15 and over who have disabilities.… Continue reading Remembering Violence Against Women
"Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.” - Aimee Mullins First of all I just want to say this is not the blog I intended to write tonight. I am well aware that there may be people reading this who do not agree with what I… Continue reading Can’t find work? Can’t find a partner? Why not be a phone sex worker?
What: A project exploring experiences of violence and violence prevention on university and college campuses in Canada. Who: Women ages 18-29 who have attended a Canadian University or College program within the last 5 years AND who self-identify as: * Having a disability (physical/intellectual disabilities/sensory disAbilities) * Persons with mental health histories or have experienced… Continue reading Looking for #Toronto Participants: #Women with #DisAbilities Discussing Experiences of #Violence and its Prevention on #University and #College Campuses