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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

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This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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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. :-)

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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.

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#WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut A thread. As a former faculty member, I have heard several colleagues complain about accommodations as being frivolous. If they are willing to say these things in front of a very visibly disabled colleague, what do they say behind closed doors? 1/
I regret very much being silent in my early career. I stayed silent because I was afraid to ask for meaningful accommodations for myself, because I was untenured. As progressed in my career, I became more vocal, and they became more silent. 2/
And then my disability progressed as I got older. I got a service dog, and some colleagues asked me if I got him because I wanted a dog at work... because I wasn’t *that* disabled. Then I had surgery after surgery every summer while others were conducting research. 3/
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I want to share a bit for this HT because, while I didn’t end up having to drop out, systemic ableism def. meant I thrived and learned less in school than I could have . . . #WhyDisabledPeopleDropout
Like a lot of Autistic women/non cis men, I did receive MH dxes in my teens and young adult years, but never had the full picture of myself/my support needs bc I did not fit the traditional diagnostic criteria (white male, not masking socially, etc). #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut
By sophomore year of college, I was burnt out from trying so hard to be “a good girl” and student and fitting in socially with my peers that I had my first major depression—which I now understand to be autistic burnout. #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut
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Reading #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut and have so many feelings. Most of all, I wish the majority of the student population and academic staff realised how bad the situation is.
My campus was over a thousand acres and there was only one fully accessible bathroom #WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut
The spaces for wheelchairs to sit are almost always not next to any other seating. I would have to sit completely isolated from my peers in almost every class.
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