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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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hey y'all i wanna talk about some magical support from teammates at #WFTDAChamps, but first a content note: this deals with mental health and trauma and anti-trans violence
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it's also a thread, so here we go...
#MentalHealth #Dissociation #PTSD #NeurodiverseSquad
if u dont already know, i have a suite of mental health disorders/disabilities, under an umbrella of complex-PTSD, which manifest in dissociative episodes, agoraphobia, oc(p)d, self harm, etc, resulting from a life of inter and intra personal trauma, centered on my gender.
it's because of the debilitating nature of these disabilities that i have wallace, the best dang #serviceDog in the whole world, who goes everywhere with me, and is specifically trained to mitigate mental health issues that i face as i navigate the world
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It’s almost 1 am and I can’t sleep, so I’m going to tell you a story. I want to tell you about Allergy Lady.

After a long day of training with my #servicedog friends, I stopped at the grocery store on the way home. I was picking out some pastries when I saw her. 1/
She was middle aged and fairly non-description. I don’t even remember her hair color. What I do remember is that she had the familiar pose of someone who was sneaking closer to take a picture, phone held ready.

In case you don’t know, taking pics of service animals is rude. 2/
I held up a hand and said, “no photos, please,” for the millionth time that day.

I was shocked at what happened next.

Instead of putting the phone down, she took the pic anyway & snapped, “I’m allergic to animals,” stopping less than 10 feet away from me. 3/
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I was not going to get involved because so many people have jumped on the band wagon. But it pisses me off. Warning: Rant coming on!

#servicedog
First, bit of background on me: I am a wheelchair user. I have a service dog trained by @fondationmira. This is my second service dog. I've been involved with service dog legislations in the US, in New Zealand, and in Canada. I know a fair bit about service dogs.
The girl who originally wrote that was posting on her Tumblr. It transpires that she was training her own dog, a family pet dog Mastiff. Who has since been deemed not appropriate for that kind of work (doh!). She does/did not know about proper service dog behaviour.
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