Tag Archives: consumerism

No, hating “big pharma” is not ableist

“Big pharma”, the corporations that control the world’s prescription drugs, consistently take advantage of sick people for profit. Contrary to the headlines I’ve seen lately, hating that is not ableist. What is ableist is judging people for doing the best … Continue reading

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DIY, self love, and re-defining legitimate knowledge

That last couple of years I have been trying to eliminate chemicals from my life. I started by using only vinegar and baking soda to clean my house. Then I started washing my hair with vinegar, dyeing it with lemon … Continue reading

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Why I don’t believe in “self care” (and how to make it obsolete)

Someone asked me recently what my favourite self care strategies are.┬áIt seemed like a reasonable question until I realized that I had no idea what the answer is. I drew a complete blank. Which is weird, because I’m a mental … Continue reading

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On the ableism of the holidays

I probably don’t have to tell you that the holidays are out of hand. We know they are out of hand. Every year we acknowledge it, we complain about malls and music and all the crap we buy and receive, … Continue reading

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