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Stabilizing | The Bipolar Writer

It has been a little shy of two weeks since beginning my mood stabilizer. To add this and wean off of Buspirone has been nothing short of the rollercoaster I imagined and then some. Between feelings of anger for things out of my control, to becoming used to feeling a drive to get up through […] […]

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In a wheelchair and want your benefits? You’ll need to take the stairs | Frances Ryan, The Guardian

Sending disabled people to inaccessible centres causes pain and distress. Worse, it leads to them being denied benefits Three weeks ago, Linda received a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) calling her in for “reassessment” of her disability benefits. Source: In a wheelchair and want your benefits? You’ll need to take the […]

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I’m Not Just Socially Awkward | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Photo courtesy the author [image: Blurry photo of a pink ride-on bouncy balloon with an animal face and two “horns” for handles. Overlaid white text reads, “I’m not just socially awkward.” Smaller white text in the lower right corner reads, “@oufoxgloved” and “Autnot.Wordpress.com”] Rhi Lloyd-Williams autistrhi.com When I tell people I’m autistic, it usually goes […]

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WTF? Kat Von D Is An Anti-Vaxxer | Wake. Bake. Caffeinate. w/Eve Reiland

And the latest in fuck-it-all news | Kat Von D is an Anti-Vaxxer

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Active Minds, Where’s Your Ethics? Do Better Than This.

Anthony Bourdain took us around the world and helped all of us experience new places and cultures through the lens of curiosity and openness. Kate Spade was a female entrepreneur who showed so many of us what is possible when you dream big. These high-profile losses are felt globally, and they help us recognize just […]

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And the latest in fuck-it-all news | Kat Von D is an Anti-Vaxxer

Here we go again with someone famous being irresponsible with their anti-vaxxer influence. Kat Von D has stated on her Instagram that she is an anti-vaxxer and “high-fived” a like-minded fan. Autisitic Illiteracy KILLS Autistic people. How do we get through to these folks that their words harm human people, autistic people and add to […]

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We Need to Bust Some Mental Health Myths – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog

Of course, you all know by now that accessories designer Kate Spade died by suicide. I’m not going to get into the details, but you can Google them any time you like. Somebody even leaked the VERY … Source: We Need to Bust Some Mental Health Myths – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog