A range of multicolored hands (blue, green, orange, yellow, red) reaching out toward each other.

We Need More Than Social Distancing. We Need Social Safety Nets.

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. COVID-19 and the emergency responses from governments around the world are evidence we do…
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What Can Experiences of Chemically Sensitive People Teach Us During Social Distancing?

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. Author Disclaimer: I do not identify as a disabled person. I am the daughter…
Hands typing on a laptop resting on a wooden surface.

Working and Studying at Home Shouldn’t Be Pandemic-Only Accommodations

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. As a disabled person with an autoimmune disorder, I of course find myself worried…
A wedding photo of the author and her husband.

Deaf People Need Access to Information During Emergencies, Too

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. 70 days. That was when the last time I saw my Italian husband, on…
Blurred photo of medical professionals in protective gear treating a patient.

Listen Up: Chronically Ill People Know What We’re Talking About When it Comes to COVID-19

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. It was summer 2014, four months after the accident that left me with chronic…
Illustration of coronavirus as it appears through microscope.

Disabled People Are Not Simply Dispensable During a Pandemic

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. It’s hard to wash your hands to prevent the spread of coronavirus when you’re
Hand stopping germs from getting closer - a visual concept of immune defense

Disability Accommodations and Supports Can Help Everyone Prevent COVID-19

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Infection Prevention Guidelines are important measures of…
Photo of hands covered in soap under a sink with running water.

Reminder: Non-Disabled People Aren’t the Only Ones Affected by COVID-19

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been staring at graphics that show…
Cannabis in glass jars and spread out on a wooden table.

“Tell Me What It Feels Like” – A Disabled Woman’s Exploration of Cannabis

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. This article is not intended as medical advice or an endorsement of cannabis use. Please consult your doctor before any cannabis use. There were a few…