The following true tale is the introduction into what will be a series of posts regarding a seeming miscarriage of justice and potential disability discrimination; names have been changed to protect the identities of these involved. The purpose of this post is to help the family concerned achieve real justice; please share as widely as possible.
Alison is a single parent of14 year old Adam, both live with various diagnosed and pending diagnosis health disorders including Fibromyalgia and Elhers Danos; Alison is also Autistic and symptoms suggest Adam is as well.
Due to Adams health, he found it difficult to cope with school from the beginning and despite special educational needs intervention, including one to one lessons he struggled experiencing bullying which resulted in him developing depression. These experiences became worse during Adams transition from junior to senior school, so much so that in 2015, Alison began to home educate…
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Hey guys, before I get into this review, I just want to apologise for not getting to your comments as fast as I usually do. I am really sick at the moment, I feel like my eyes are about to fall out of my head and I haven’t really gotten out of bed all day. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible, but at the moment all I seem to be able to do is watch Descendants on repeat ( I am still surprised by how much I enjoy this movie).
Anywayyy, onto the review!
my rating: ★★★★★
tags: Diverse, Disability, POC Side character, YA, Mythology
goodreads rating: 4.26
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving…
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I swore loudly as yet another train that I was on heading into London changed destination, this time heading to Kings Cross instead of Moorgate in East London.
I suppose I knew something was up as the tannoy crackled with a non-descript voice making an announcement as we arrived in one of the stops, Finsbury Park. A couple of people looked cross and got off when we pulled in.
But the thing is, I’m unable to make out the announcement as the quality of the sound is extremely poor and all I can hear is garbled sounds through my hearing aid and cochlear implant. I can’t imagine what it must be like for those with more profound hearing loss or even people who use British Sign Language!
This change of destination happens more than you think judged by the time I was living in North London. So, why is…
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When I first started this blog I didn’t have any goals. I basically started this to have my own little space to talk about books and talk to others who love books. But the more I kept at it, the more I wanted to see what I could accomplish. Well, I guess now I can add the title of “published book reviewer” to my list! I am in awe right now!
A couple of months ago, a friend of mine directed me to a tweet of a magazine looking for specific book reviews. I thought “Why not. Couldn’t hurt.” So I submitted. And they accepted! In honour of Deaf awareness month, they chose to go with my review of Whitney Gardner’s You’re Welcome Universe.
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a…
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I am a big believer in letting people know about my hearing loss right up front. I try to announce my loss at the start of group meetings, inform tour guides and instructors before a talk, and mention it to doctors at the start of an appointment. But the right words to use to communicate my hearing loss to others has always stumped me.
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Huh, what, yeaaaaaah, no hang on, what?!
This is generally what’s going round my head a lot of the time during conversations with others, sometimes I’ll just say it all out loud as well. I am ‘hearing impaired,’ not totally deaf by any means but very much hard of hearing. I have about an 80% hearing loss in my right ear and about a 20% loss in my left- basically if you’re on my right hand side (and/or really annoying) I’ll most probably ignore you as I won’t have heard anything. I have a hearing aid for the worse ear but if I’m honest it don’t wear it as much as I should as I don’t find it that helpful. I have constant tinnitus (ringing in the ears) which can drive you a little crazy but worse things can happen
This isn’t something I have actually talked about on my…
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Dear Adoption, What Can I Do?
I picked these words because they are how I feel about being adopted and about my birth family. I don’t understand why I didn’t get to stay with them. I have half brothers who got to stay.
Lost – If you are born in one family I think you are supposed to be there but I got lost in a different family.
Confused – Am I supposed to find my family when I’m grown up so I can join the family again? Do I only have to stay away while I’m a kid? I don’t know how long I have to stay away.
Worried – I am worried about if I can find them and if they want me to find them. I am worried they want me to stay away except I’m also worried they don’t want me to. I feel bad that…
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