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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

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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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Let’s walk this #InspirationPorn out.

It’s common for loved ones to push us disableds to hide or “overcome” disability, esp for milestones. It’s not safe or healthy. He likely suffered doing this. His choice.

But why do ableds think standing is better? What are your tears for?
Years ago, an ex told their boss (w/ me present) “This is the woman I’m going to marry.” We were at his work on a date. I was too sick to dance. I was “lesser” for it. He controlled, isolated, abused me when I was too sick to pass, only loved me when I could. Common story.
There’s no context to the video @Trevornoah posted. The groom is an object. “He’s trying, how beautiful!” What about those who stayed in wheelchairs? Their unbroadcasted, non-viral weddings are beautiful. Is their trying or love lesser? Why is disabled suffering glorified?
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Academics Take Note:

After recent dismissals of the validity of accommodations by several professors on Twitter disabled students (past & present) have been sharing their honest stories of what it's like to actually deal with this.

You should be reading them. [Thread]
Because I want these to be easier to see & share with others in academia I've compiled some here. These are the experts on accommodations. Don't dismiss them.
@BlondeHistorian talks about the work that goes into getting them just to be (illegally) denied.
@DisabilityStor1 talks about being an international student dealing with accommodations in three different countries during grad school.
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Hello everybody! Here is your daily PSA on service dog facts and etiquette. All this is based on US laws

Service animals are NOT:
•Emotional support animals
•Therapy dogs
•”registered” (in the US)
•Guard dogs
•MPCS or K-9 units
#servicedog #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
Service animals ARE

•A dog or miniature horse
•Specifically task trained to assist a single person with a disability
•Covered under the ADA, FHA, and ACAA in the US
•Well behaved and under control at all times
#servicedog #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
Service dogs CAN be
•For multiple disabilities
•Cross trained
•For a psychiatric disability
•For an “uncommon” disability
•ANY breed (wolf dogs not included)
•Any size
#servicedog #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
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TFW you point out an org's accessibility fails and they start treating you like you volunteered to do free accessibility consulting.

FYI: Accessibility Consultant is a paid job.

#ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
Now I'm trying to figure out how to handle this.

I'm about to say, "Not to be rude, but accessibility consultant is a paid job, and my rates are $75/hr."

To a non-profit that I personally like.
I was just saying you needed to fix it, not volunteering to be part of the fixing process!
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Disability Offices at universities are full of good intentions, but are rarely allowed to make campuses, classes, and the college experience in general as accessible as it needs to be. But we should be grateful to even be there. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
The older, whiter, and more tenured a professor, the more likely they are to treat any and all disability accommodations as optional at best, dishonest advantages at worst. Either way, they'll do everything to avoid them -- without consequence. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
Proving you have enough of a disability to have accommodations in college is almost more work than dealing with the disability itself.

And everyone will feel entitled to demand that proof or ask invasive questions throughout your schooling. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
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