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I’m a Blind Woman. Here’s My Take on the “Bird Box Challenge.”

SPOILER ALERT: This post discusses important plot points from the movie Bird Box in detail. I’m a blind woman who has a few thoughts on Bird Box, and I hope this doesn’t get lost among the sea of memes from
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We Need to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Trigger warning: this post discusses mental illness and suicide. “How come when people have mental damage, it’s always an active imagination? How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain?” – 
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Special Education: A Hindrance to Disability Acceptance

“Special education” seems like a little bit too sentimental a name for something with such a utilitarian purpose. In my years of personal experience with the public education system, I have never found reason to describe the experience as special.…