A Voice Disabled: The Muffling of PWD

It is a simple truth that to be disabled often means not having a voice in the world at large. No matter the disability. No matter when you develop it; genetic all the way to accident related, having disabilities puts your voice on mute* even in our home communities. Which is not to say people…

Being Discerning Rather Than “Judgmental”

Word-wise, and without additional context, people often don’t seem to make a distinction between passing judgment, and making assumptions. Using judgment colloquially there is very little difference, however, I think a distinction should be made between them. If we encourage people “not to judge” that should not be synonymous with “don’t assess”. Assessing is how…

Actions ≠ Self – The river we are.

I was having a comment exchange with a fellow wordpress blogger, and I came decidedly to a conclusion while writing a comment back to her. “It is important to remember that our actions are not each individually reflective of us as a whole, but the other way round, we as a whole person reflect on…