The etiquette of unlawful discrimination

I'm a telemarketer. I do cold calls. It's not glamorous. It's not chill. It's not perfect. It's certainly not a career move. It is, however, a job where my employer is happy for me to work a single weekly shift and sit down the entire time. It is also the job I managed to land … Continue reading The etiquette of unlawful discrimination

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Fury

Over the last two days, I've overdone it. And by overdone it, I mean doing a single load of laundry, doing the dishes, wiping down the bench, taking measurements to hang some artwork, and putting out some rubbish. Two. Days. My body is on fire, I cannot sleep, I'm now couch-ridden, and I am angry. … Continue reading Fury

Hiatus.

I've been away. In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, I'd drafted a post about withdrawing from a lot of my political activities. I decided to take a break from the things that seemed to be dragging me down so that I could focus on myself and … Continue reading Hiatus.

Hobbies and social lives (a.k.a. how to stay sane)

I'm not sure if it's possible to overstate the importance of having hobbies as a spoonie. Stress relief and an increase in happiness are just two of the many psychological benefits that engaging in enjoyable pastimes can bring, which is perhaps even more important when you're struggling with a disability that can often be isolating and … Continue reading Hobbies and social lives (a.k.a. how to stay sane)