Friday, October 29, 2021

The Disability Blogger Weekend Linkup: Your posts are boo-tiful!

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  1. Quote from Paige Flamm - well, one she heard on the radio - which gave rise to this 17 October 2021 post.

    [Some of you may remember Ms Flamm from the mid-2010s]

    "I was listening to the radio the other day and they said, "Those who are living their best life aren't posting it online, because they're out living it, and not seeking validation from the world." Like daggers to my own soul. How many times have I posted something on social media and sat by my phone for 30 minutes constantly hitting the refresh button just to see the likes and comments roll in... or they don't and then I start thinking there is something wrong with me or my life because it didn't receive the validation from others that I hoped it would?"

    She talks about her running life and her spirituality.

  2. From Sarah Coiner's travelling tips and service blog [#7]

    about the power of aunts and grandparents and large families:

    "“I’ve lost all four of my grandparents by this point. I miss them dearly, especially this time of year. But when they were alive, we used to go up to see them each year. They lived in the same small town. There are eight children in my family, one of my aunts had six children, the other had five. Getting together was lots of fun, but it was also pretty chaotic. If you have a family that is anything like mine, get togethers were full of laughter and rowdy fun, and you have a child who gets overwhelmed by noise, please take them some headphones.”"

  3. Here is Tessa Watkins's last reason [of four] about why the sex education mainstreamed in the United States context [federal and states] may not work for various neurodivergents:

    "4. Sex Is Not Always a Choice
    This is specifically about consensual sex (I feel like it’s obvious that sex you don’t consent to or were forced into is, by definition, not a choice). When you have an impulse control disorder, it can be difficult or even impossible to override your sexual urges when the opportunity presents itself.
    Even if all parties are enthusiastically consenting but you have very valid reasons for considering not to, choosing to go ahead despite those logical reasons means it wasn’t ever really a choice. It was impossible for you to reason the urges away.
    The choice made is just as much of a choice that an autistic person has when they meltdown due to food touching on their plate. Yes, they’re hungry. Yes, they want to eat. That’s exactly why it’s upsetting. We see the food touching and our autistic brain is telling us that it’s now contaminated and no longer viable for consumption. We are sad because we wanted it. We are sad because we can see everyone else is okay with it. We are sad because people are yelling at us for wasting food. We are sad because we didn’t have control over the situation earlier to prevent the food from touching.
    It’s not our fault".


Thanks for sharing!

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