When Disabilities Take on Symbolic Shapes

It isn't uncommon for those of us with disabilities to dream about them. They take on a symbolic shape that expresses how they make us feel.My husband had a dream last night where he was sitting at a large conference table. He was in every seat. In each of those seats was himself at a different age. Child, teenager, himself in his twenties and so on until it came to his current self who lead the conference. One seats was empty except for a shimmering form.The topic of discussion was how … [Read more...]

Frank and Funny Conversations about Disabilities.

Video by AttitudeTVLiving with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series.English CC provided. … [Read more...]

Making an Important but Tough Decision

Please forgive any errors you may find in today's post. Keep reading and you'll understand.I got a call from the principal at the school I substitute at. I've been anxiously waiting to hear from her hoping to help get students oriented the first week of school. Instead she offered me a full time job. I was honoured. She had just gotten the go ahead to hire three full time aids in the kindergarten classrooms and wanted me to think it over. Since I don't have a teaching certificate, I wouldn't … [Read more...]

A Mother to Many

I can't have children. With that simple statement comes images of an infant's downy checks under soft hazel eyes wrapped up in a blanket, a toddler racing up to me wanting her mommy to see what she's found. There are many different children I see with different combinations of my traits and those of my husband. In my mind I hold these mourned children and they smile at me and I feel our connection – that great mystery of blood and spirit shared between woman and child.I am grieving for an o … [Read more...]

Pagans with Disabilities or Developmental Differences Anthology Still Accepting Submissions

Please DistributeCall for Submissions/Writers:E-mail for inquiries and submissions: tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com; please put “Immanion Press Anthology Submission” in your subject line.The new submission date for rough drafts is August 31, 2012.Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is seeking submissions for a magic anthology from the perspective of practitioners with disabilities or developmental differences. This includes but is … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day: Women Making a Difference

Today is International Women's Day and I wanted to take a special look at women who have made a difference for people with disabilities.International Women's Day (IWD) began as International Working Women’s Day, Socialist political event primarily for Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. Overtime the marches and activism waned. In some countries, it became a day to show love for women in general. In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.disabilityscoop "Boy With Down Syndrome Hits Modeling Big Time" by Michelle Diament This little boy is … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."'Untouchable' Challenging Box Office Record in France" Brent Lang of Reuters and "Yahoo! Disability News: Holiday … [Read more...]

Norway: Healthcare In Other Nations

In the post "Circle Round", I asked other practitioners with disabilities to join me in learning about different types of socioeconomic systems and how they have been implemented in other nations. Currently in many nations around the world, people are gathering in occupations and protests over these issues. It would like these series of posts to be our opportunity to think about important aspects of society which include: trade, knowledge, interpersonal relationships, culture, health, safety, … [Read more...]

Victory Gardens

UPDATE: In semi-related news, Starhawk announced early production of a movie version of The Fifth Sacred Thing. Click here. "Starhawk's epic tale, set in 2048, California. In a time of ecological collapse, when the hideously authoritarian and corporate-driven Stewards have taken control of most of the land and set up an apartheid state, one region has declared itself independent: the Bay Area and points north."During WWI and WWII, citizens planted produce and herb gardens at private residences … [Read more...]


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