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I’m not in an affected area but I was working through scenarios on what I would do this week since this is only a matter of time as a disabled medical baseline customer in San Francisco. Some thoughts 👇

#PGEshutoff #PSPS #SuckItAbleism #CripTheVote #SF
1) there is 1 community resource center per county that is open only during the day with capacity to serve 100 people based on what I read.

How in the world would that be adequate in San Francisco? If I went there to recharge some equipment imagine the wait time!
2) I live in a multistory building and while power outages are not uncommon, an outage of 2-5 days would trap me in my home since the elevators will be out. If I had to evacuate I would have to leave my power chair which is several hundred pounds.
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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

@ImageAltText Graffiti background. Foreground in white letters on a  red background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”
There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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CN: assisted suicide

FYI, we have another #MeBeforeYou ableist clusterfuck coming up:

👀 “Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for assisted dying after taking on the role of a terminally ill woman.”

apple.news/AmLqrwYOYQh60A…

#SuckItAbleism #RepresentationMatters #FilmDis
“In the film, Lily suffers from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), which is a progressive degeneration of the nerve cells that control muscle movements. Around 80% of those diagnosed with it die within two to five years.”
“But despite her sympathy for those who choose to end their lives in such a position, Sarandon said it's not a choice she would make if she was terminally ill herself.”
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So I googled this.

Some "paper straws" are actually made of papered rye chaff (the stalk), and "certified gluten-free" paper straws won't tell you what the adhesive is made out of. They may test less than 200 PPM but DO NOT DRINK FROM PAPER STRAWS IF YOU ARE GLUTEN SENSITIVE.
I went to multiple manufacturing websites. Rye paper straws are one out of five "paper straw" makers who work in the food industry. That's a big yikes from me. Keep those straws away from your mouths, not only because they're gross and mushy. They might be literal poison.
I want to add:

There is NO transparency required about straw allergens & restaurants. None. Your biodegradable straw might be corn or rye, but they won't tell you. It might be literal straw stalks (grass allergies anyone?). We need to get rid of straw bans.

#SuckItAbleism
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Please read the work by disabled people on why this rhetoric & conflation is harmful to the disability community @AndrewYang & everyone else giving their hot takes on the
#ElPasoShooting

#CripTheVote #ableism #sanism #MentalHealth #SuckItAbleism #ElPaso
By @MADtastically & @Azza_Alt:

Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance

americanprogress.org/issues/disabil…

By @Imani_Barbarin:

Ableism Is the Go-To Disguise for White Supremacy. Too Many People Are Falling for It.

rewire.news/article/2018/1…
By @sesmith:

Don’t Blame the Mentally Ill. Blame the Guns.

thenation.com/article/dont-b…

Video from @RootedInRights:

People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

rootedinrights.org/video/people-w…
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Good question. Here's why treating plastics as one kind of thing in science and activism isn’t useful and can even cause harm.
A thread.
#plasticpollution #plasticspollution
Plastic = many polymers with many associated chemicals. A paper by @ChelseaRochman et al "Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite" warns that treating plastics as a single compound misses effects, sources & solutions
bit.ly/2VAuFZx
Likewise, single-use can include medical plastics, disposable packaging & other items. Conflating them can cause harm. E.g. straw bans: see @DisVisibility on how disabled people use straws to create livable worlds. #suckitableism
bit.ly/2UO1zBI
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How do we honor the our disabled elders & ancestors?

When I first found out that Carrie Ann Lucas @DisabilityCubed died 3 days ago, it was painful. Like countless of sick, chronically ill, and disabled people, she died at the hands of the medical industrial complex.
Carrie Ann created disability culture, family, and community. She lifted people up and defended their rights. She fought the system with every tool at her disposal. She loved her friends and family fiercely.
Stories can carry our history, joy, love & grief into the future. We can preserve Carrie Ann's crip wisdom by sharing stories about her. I'm delighted to publish 2 guest pieces for @DisVisibility by disabled parents about Carrie Ann, a badass unapologetic queer disabled mother.
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

Please share it. Thank you! :-) Light blue sand background has the # drawn in the sand to the right. The left side is blank. <br />
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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.

Link: ko-fi.com/TinuWrites
HASHTAGS FOR PERSONAL NARRATIVES

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

#InvisibleIllness
#MySpoons
#MyPainDay
#ShareOurPain
#ShareOurStories
#SpoonieStories
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This morning, let’s go down a little straw rabbit hole and talk about how a #StrawBan could affect disabled people. #SuckItAbleism A photo of Mia with some bubble mango milk tea.
Straws, especially bendy straws, were invented to help ppl take medicine & help patients in hospitals drink liquids. The plastic straw was sterile, tolerate hot/cold liquids, & stood up to biting/chewing/fidgeting Disabled ppl do w/o cutting their mouths. #SuckItAbleism
Nondisabled ppl also found them extremely handy (accessibility tools often become integral parts of society including ramps, elevators, and electric doors). So, the straws became ubiquitous in everyday life. #SuckItAbleism #StrawBan
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