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How The Job Market Has Affected Me By Putting Me in A Box Due To My Cerebral Palsy And Epilepsy, And What I Aim To Do About It.

Writing my previous posts and having numerous conversations with friends made me think a lot about ableism that doesn’t just happen in a disabled person’s personal life, but in the job market as well. Companies might have their quotas to hire disabled people, and it might be illegal not to hire someone due to their disability, but in reality, all that is complete bullsh*t! But I don’t just tell you of my experience in the job search, as I continue to do so from the previous post, but I also give you Canadian statistics as well on what the job market looks like for disabled people.

Woody Harrelson’s ‘Champions’: What Makes A Disabled Person A Champion?

I recently got the chance to watch ‘Champions’, which is available on Amazon Prime and stars Woody Harrelson. At first, I thought it was called that because the basketball team Woody Harrelson is coaching wins the Paralympics with his aid. Though that’s the initial goal, the title of the movie ends up having a much deeper meaning for anyone who’s disabled. It’s about a disabled person being a champion in life…

Everything We Can Take Away From Gypsy-Rose Blanchard’s Story Of Killing Her Mother And Beyond

On December 28th, 2023, Gypsy-Rose Blanchard, who killed her mother in 2015 due to parental abuse for most of her life, was released from prison after serving more than 8 years for second-degree murder. Marc Feldman, an international expert on factitious disorders, said this was the first case he knew of in which an abused child killed an abusive parent. So here’s what we can all take away from this sad tale of events…

A Woman’s Career Ambition Getting In The Way Of Her Life: Everything We Can Take Away From Hayden Panettiere

This particular post was going to be a part 3 to the two previous posts, but as I was in the process of writing it, it became a lot more than just about a woman’s life postpartum. Therefore, here, we cover a woman’s life and everything that can break down when she doesn’t take care of herself due to her career ambition – as told by former child star, Hayden Panettiere.

What We All Need To Know About Postpartum Psychosis

This is a continuation of the previous post, so if you haven’t read it, read that one first. It was very tough to write. For a while, I even contemplated on scrapping it and not posting it at all. But I also felt I owed it to this blog and to my readers to show even my most vulnerable state of mind. It’d be hypocritical of me to only write about things that only affected me in the past. The news of my (former) friend hit me hard, and here, I tell you everything EVERYONE, not just new mothers, need to know about postpartum psychosis.

The Do’s (And The Don’ts) For A New Mother Postpartum

I started the year 2024 off right. But a few days later, tragedy struck. I heard the worst news about someone who was my closest friend for many years, and someone I was just about ready to reconnect with. So it got me thinking about the DO’s and the DON’Ts for new mothers postpartum. I wish I followed some of my own advice during that first year postpartum. But here I am telling you to be better than me.

How Fran Drescher and Mariska Hargitay’s Sexual Assault Stories Helped Me Understand My Own

Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson on ‘Law & Order: SVU’, recently wrote an essay that was published on People Magazine where she chronicled her sexual assault story. Reading it helped me understand my own trauma, but Fran Drescher’s (my two previous posts are about her) sexual assault story helped me understand the healing process of it all. And here’s how…

IT’S BEEN PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT QUEER PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE – AND HERE’S HOW.

The very last post of 2023 was all about Barbie and the #WomenSupportingWomen social media movement. And just like I mentioned in the previous blog, sexism isn’t the only problem in our society that needs attention. Homophobia, for one, is another great example of that stigma. I’d been thinking about that a lot, actually. It’s especially true since I’m a bisexual woman. I keep asking myself whether or not my life would be any different if I were to end up with a woman. Here, I tell you how it’s been proven for decades that it wouldn’t be.