December 2019 archive

Thoughts on disability, domestic violence, hopes for my future and more thoughts on The OA

I recently learned about a hashtag on Twitter that’s #YouMightBeAbleistIf. And what I wrote using said hashtag reads:#YouMightBeAbleistIf you tell a disabled person that they are inspirational/amazing, simply for existing and going about their lives.#YouMightBeAbleistIf you think that disabled people exist to make you feel better about yourself. I follow a feminist account on Twitter …

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Thoughts on accessibility, Netflix shows, people’s rights and the end of the year

In the thread in Have a Gay Day where I talked about people making choices for themselves that are different from the ones toxic family members may have made for them, one response I wrote to someone’s comment reads:Good for you for making a choice that you know is best for your life!! My mom …

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Thoughts on dating, disability/chronic illnesses and an individual’s rights

First of all, I want to let people know that I checked Hulu today, to see if *that* platform allows VoiceOver to read subtitles to blind folks. And it does: although, Hulu has a slightly different process to enable that particular feature. And *that* process, is that when you are inside the player of a …

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Instructions for how to turn on English subtitles using Netflix, as a blind/visually impaired person

Blind/Visually Impaired peeps, did you know that VoiceOver on your iPhone will read subtitles to you? There’s a foreign movie called Blue is the Warmest Color that’s all in French. I’ve tried to watch it before, but I didn’t think to check whether VoiceOver would read the subtitles to me, much less read them in …

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Netflix shows, thoughts on Christmas, weather changes and a heartfelt conversation

In a recent FB exchange with one of the Mama bears I know, we first talked about the cold weather. I’m modifying what I said, just for my blog’s sake; I said:Yes this cold weather is awful for me. It is pretty insane, most especially because I never had to worry about this sort of …

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More podcast thoughts, music and life updates, Netflix shows and more thoughts on the Hallmark controversy

When I posted my latest blog entry where I wrote about Hallmark’s recent realization that being in the LGBTQ+ community is a matter of supporting human rights, I didn’t realize that the Cognitive Dissonance podcast hosts had a bit more to say on the matter. And so now that I’ve listened to that particular story …

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Assorted bitches, technology frustrations, podcast thoughts, music updates, reflections and a special anniversary

I want to start this blog post off by saying that today is the exact day I created my public blog two years ago. I first started blogging publicly on a website called Dreamwidth because I honestly didn’t know whether I’d even *like* blogging publicly. But I of course *did* love it and I eventually …

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Things that make me ANGRY

Note: some of the things on this list happen to me far more often than they should, while others happen less often. Also, some of them are disability-related. But I think having them all in one list is great. One more thing though: these are not in any specific order, because there are so many …

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Life Updates, Thoughts on podcasts, music, social media culture and a few bitches

In my recent post where I listed drinks I love/used to love, I forgot to clarify that the *only* thing on that list that is seasonal, is the eggnog latte from Starbucks. I wanted to make sure I went back to let people know this, most especially because I know that sometimes people assume that …

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Whaat being a feminist means to me

To me, being a feminist means supporting all minority groups, whether that’s disabled individuals, folks in the LGBTQ+ community, religious people of any religious affiliation, people of color (POC) or any other human beings I can’t think of at the moment.To be a feminist for me, means intersectionality, especially given that I’m in more than …

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