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1/ In February of 1999, my hometown Children's Aid Society workers in #Ontario, #Canada decided an abuser of mine would reunite with me - to live with me again.

I was 14.

The #sexualabuse would not stop.

2/ Before #MECFS, I'd been almost ready to begin a final area of memory work in my trauma therapy.

That was six years ago.

3/ I sent an email to my therapist today. We had put therapy on hold due to #MECFS. She isn't a social worker, so could not work with me just to support me through daily life on a weekly basis with the disease.

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[DAY 9/24]

Following our commitment to inclusiveness, let's introduce today the @CSEdWeek, aiming to inspire #k12 #students, advocate for #equity, and celebrate the contributions of the community!

Topic of this year: #CSforSocialJustice #CSforGood 👏🙏🤩
"The concept of social justice often refers to human rights, centered around improving the lives of groups historically marginalized based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and disability."
"As part of the #CSforGood movement, we decided to shine a light on how Computer Science can serve as a catalyst for social justice. #CSforSocialJustice"
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@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Rant incoming. This is exactly why I'm flipping pissed there's no attention on this b/c nearly everyone is assuming the wrong narrative. Press & politics aren't picking it up because they're AFRAID of it being an #LGBTQ+/#trans issue w/o looking past it & seeing the REAL story.
@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Cyberbullying has infected our community. These users carry very far-right beliefs w/ a very specific agenda: dump Trudeau, dump Singh, cancel The Social, praise Don Cherry, celebrate Adam Skelly (now) & TARGET OUR COMMUNITY. It's incredibly linear, systemic & super predictable.
@mike_yung @PrairieTheatre @Brittan60572844 Considering the political leanings and the fact that it's oh-so-coincidental that OUR community is getting heat, especially yours truly, I struggle to not imagine DW blowing a dog whistle especially considering his COVID beliefs & political leanings, including w/ Gary Marshall.
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اسلام میں خود کشی حرام نہ ہوتی تو سپریم کورٹ کے سامنے اپنی جان دے دیتی اپنی تمام تعلیمی اسناد کو آگ لگا دیتی،
جج بننے سے بہتر تھا گاوں میں مویشی پال کر اپلے تھاپ لیتی،
وکلاء کی توہین آمیز گالیوں سے تنگ آ کر ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج ڈاکٹر ساجدہ احمد کا
سپریم کورٹ کو کھلا خط۔ اٹک فتح جنگ میں تعینات خاتون جج جو ایڈیشنل ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج کے عہدے پر فائز ہیں ان کی جانب سے سپریم کورٹ آف پاکستان کو کھلا خط لکھا گیا ہے جس میں خاتون جج نے واضح انداز میں اپنی بے بسی کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے یہ کہا ہے کہ آئے روز کا معمول بن چکا ہے
انہیں نام نہاد وکلاء کی جانب سے گالیاں سننا پڑتی ہیں توہین آمیز سلوک کیا جاتا ہے ہراساں کیا جاتا ہے۔
یہی کچھ سہنا تھا تو سوچتی ہوں کیا ضرورت تھی اتنے سال اعلی تعلیم کی خاطر ماں باپ کا پیسہ اور اپنا وقت برباد کرنے کی؟
ہمیں کوئی تحفظ حاصل نہیں،
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Hear, hear

As a confident WOC willing to enter male dominated, non-diverse spaces (women >20% of my class & rare in tech)

I hear from men and women:
I take up too much space, I talk too much, etc, etc.

If invited 6x to podcasts in 2019, is that "too much"?
Who decides?
In the marketplace of ideas, lack of women o BIPOC in a space, what is the metric of too much/little? A recent thread on leadership coaching specific to #WIM: importance of having manners if one wants a seat at the table

How about results as the metric?
I'm successful as an advocate, having been a Health Advocate of the Year in 2012 by @Drsforamerica in 2012. Part of being an advocate is bringing issues to the forefront that may not be the priority of decision makers. One communicates on it (albeit, at times, relentlessly)
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Another great episode in this series.

Important reflections on the contrast between workplaces that support and value the well being of the staff within them, and those that don't.

Must watch for leaders within #mentalhealth services who wish to create compassion cultures.

1:55 - 3:40

Great description of "homely" team where the health of staff was prioritised by the manager and colleagues "had each others' backs".

4:05 - 4:15

Contrasted with a workplace where in response to a toxic workplace culture she was "given the message" that "their was something wrong me", creating a "deep sense of shame".

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I am truly sick upon reading of this senseless tragedy. A #family #physician killed by one of his #patients in #Alberta #Canada. In the #USA we have a broken #healthcare system; #physicians overworked, they are often being dictated the care 1/…
they are able to provide to #patients due to outside influences such as administrators, #insurance,#PBMs, politicians & #government. There is concern by #patients & #caregivers re care received this is particularly true w inds that have #complexhealth, #chronicillness & 2/
#chronicpain. Many #patients lives harmed due to #abandonment of care. Our #healthcare system is broken. We are seeing #physcians die by #suicide & #patients being harmed. These issues MUST be addressed! I truly believe that as a #patient #advocate it is also 3/
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Beautifully written by my friend James Keeley, a Barrister who I admire greatly, please do help if you can.....

"The Law cannot become the possession of the rich, the powerful and the wealthy....

#LondonMarathon #Justice #LegalAid #Advocate #ProBono #Appeal #Crime #Law
The Law should be for all.

However, more than ever before the poorest and most vulnerable people in society are denied access to it.

I came from nothing to become a barrister. I never had a voice and wanted to give others the chance to speak through me.
Running the London Marathon for @WeAreAdvocate will be me doing what I have done all my life in giving all of myself to those who need it the most.

ADVOCATE gives a voice to the voiceless in that they do all they can to ensure that the most deserving receive representation.
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#psychologist - what does the CMS
#telehealth waiver means for you, your practice, and #Medicare Patients? An @APAPractice thread...…
Great news = #Medicare patients can now receive telehealth care in their homes or ANY health care facility during the #coronavirus emergency.
#psychologist practice location was not restricted. We expect this means that psychologists can practice telehealth out of their homes, and we have contacted @CMSGov to confirm.
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February 29 (the rarest day) is #RareDiseaseDay and this matters a great deal. It matters to me and my family, but also to millions of others who have stories similar to ours. If you follow me on @Twitter, you probably know some of my story.
I don’t want to bore you by telling it again, but I do want to talk a bit about what I’ve learned since my #diagnosis and since becoming a #RareDisease #advocate.
The first thing I learned was that even though it was a relief to have a diagnosis...(i.e. some sort of validation that there was a reason I didn’t feel well my whole life), it was really really hard to come to terms with having this new label.
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As someone who is now a care leaver
As someone who’s spent time in care for a number of years
As someone who’s experienced extreme trauma
As someone who been abused
As someone who’s been to prison
As someone who’s tried taking their own life
As someone who’s battled with mental health issues for many years
As someone who lives in a deliberating and tortuous mind everyday
As someone who was failed by the care system
As someone who used to be ashamed to be that person in care
As someone who somewhat still blames themselves for being in care
As someone who was separated from siblings due to being in care
As some people used to say i wasn’t wasn’t going very far because I was in care
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I have a grievance regarding my mom's care during her bout w/#sepsis. #dementia

At the end of October 2019, my husband & I awoke to find mom's breathing labored, & her mumbling to let her sleep. We let her rest. A fever spiked within the hour, & suddenly she became deathly ill.
She was twitching, sweating profusely, in full rigors, & unable to sit up/speak well. She looked TERRIFIED. I thought she had a stroke. Turns out, it was a high fever from an infected gallbladder. She landed in the #ICU. ALL her vitals were jumping around. It was horrible.
She landed in the ER & eventually the ICU. Turns out she had #sepsis from the infected gall bladder. The ICU's 1st step? Changing her meds around INSTANTLY. Specifically they rescinded ALL #opioids abruptly. After over a decade on them, she was thrown into acute withdrawal in ICU
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#designtwitter your help requested in making (#UR, #design & #ResearchOps &) design a more inclusive place to be!
A short thread and call to action👇
Recently, I was speaking to a researcher and I said to her, 'I hope you realise how important your research is'
she said 'no, on the contrary, I applied for a job the other day and I didn't get it. They said they couldn't see how I'd had an impact'.
I see a lot that there are women and POC contributing to the conversation, making an impact, and ofc, a whole bunch of awesome guys too, but their contributions, their emotional & mental labour, is taken silently a lot of the time.
There are consequences when you are quiet.
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