I’ve been watching and enjoying Fargo Season 4 (even if arguably it’s not the best season) and after a few episodes I realized that one of the main characters had OCD. I wasn’t sure what to think of it at first. Was Odis going to be a figure of fun and mockery? Were they going … Continue reading OCD Representation in Fargo: Odis
Magical thinking makes links between actions and results. It’s trying to reason why things happen. This is how we eventually got the scientific method and cause and effect. We know now that bacteria and viruses cause illnesses and disease. We know some diseases are caused by genes. Science explains many things that we used to … Continue reading What Is Magical Thinking?
So Disability Pride Month ended yesterday. I didn’t even realize it had begun. I did realize that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was celebrating its 30th birthday because I did too this year. Disability Pride Month is an annual celebration that Americans with disabilities have at least some rights now. In theory, I’ve always … Continue reading Making Disability Visible
Do you use identity-first or disability-first language? This is a continual negotiation for people with disabilities or disabled people (depending on which language you use). Our diagnoses and conditions shape our identity and we shape how we relate to them with our language. One way we also do this is by being possessive of our … Continue reading “My” Anxiety
I’ve been feeling a lot of pain and anxiety in my body lately and I can’t meditate or do yoga, so I do pilates and I stress bake and cook, read, and watch movies because they distract me from my pain and ruminations at least a little bit. This picture is of one of my … Continue reading Breathing is Hard