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Disabled Identity

CW: Some ableist and self-stigmatising ideas explored, trauma and suicidality briefly mentioned. I’ve been thinking about disabled identity a lot lately. For two big reasons. At the start of the year I started my new role as an NDIS Educator. For those who are unfamiliar, the NDIS is a way of providing individual funding to people with disabilities so that they can get the support … Continue reading Disabled Identity

I’m on fire

A lot of people chuck around the term ‘burnt out’. Myself included. Because it’s such an overused term, I looked up the dictionary definition of ‘burnt out’. I found many definitions concerning motor parts and an engine literally burning out. But some other descriptions did come up. These concerning working one’s self to exhaustion or to ‘ruin one’s health’. And I got thinking about my … Continue reading I’m on fire

Note to self

CN: strong/explicit language, negative self-talk Dear Jess, You are trying. You are trying so hard. People have always referred to you as hard working. It’s what you’re known for. In fact, when people ask you to describe yourself “determined” is one of the first words that comes to your mind. You have been working so hard for so long. Often it doesn’t feel fair. How … Continue reading Note to self

(Do)n’t Touch Me

CW: sexual abuse, trauma I’ve been meeting a lot of new people lately. Which is exciting and terrifying and everything in between. One of the difficulties I have when meeting new people is establishing boundaries around physical touch. I have problems being touched. I was sexually abused. So often when someone touches me without warning it creates a whole heap of trouble and conflict for … Continue reading (Do)n’t Touch Me