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Dismissing Criticism As Outrage Helps No-One

Disclosure: I don’t follow the work of Jon Faine nor Chris Uhlmann. And, while I am friends with Carly Findlay on social media, I frequently disagree with some of her disability advocacy work. I say this to provide context to my argument. Yesterday, Carly Findlay was interviewed by Jon Faine on the subject of microaggressions. […]

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On Celebrity Suicide

Several weeks ago, I was watching Masters of Sex. A character that I really love attempted suicide. It was rather confronting. So, of course, that night I try to pick a fight with Glenn. I start crying. I end up really struggling with depression for about 3 weeks. I couldn’t stop thinking about how I […]

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Something to think about

We need to accept collective responsibility for the suffering and injustice we inflict on one another, and rebranding and camouflaging the effects of trauma, loss, and stress as mental disease directs attention and resources away from creating a safer, fairer, and more just society — a society in which more individuals are able to flourish […]