Because I am nosy. :D (I am really into surveys right now!)
I do this comic: Poly in Pictures
Chronic-fatigued, autistic, agender, asexual, aromantic, very connected to polyamory. Part-time knitter. I don't wear shoes. Preferred pronoun: singular they.
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But how am I aromantic, asexual, and polyamorous?
Life is pretty hard right now. I’m still in crisis and still struggling daily with my mental health. I don’t quite know how I’m managing to keep myself here, but i am. This week is going to be tough - I have a visit from the Home Treatment Team, where they’re going to grill me about why things fell apart over the weekend and I won’t know how to answer their questions. I’ll have my last session with the therapist I’ve been seeing since January, who’s been my one constant, my solid, the cornerstone of my professional support. I have a meeting with my manager at my house. I have a meds review on Wednesday where I’ll find out who I’m getting handed over to after the Home Treatment Team are done with me, a psychologist visit on Thursday. I feel overwhelmed by it all and not sure how I’m going to get through. I’m trying so hard to keep it all together, but my ability to do that feels like it’s slowly decreasing. My work are still going to be cutting my pay by 50% because I have the audacity to be mentally ill for an extended period of time.
Here’s a couple of links if anyone fancies showing some kindness to an internet stranger. One is for the crowdfunder my friends set up for me to help me deal with the paycut and the extra costs of being disabled. The other is to my amazon wishlist, for if anyone wants to send me some random cheer to give me a little pep to get through this week.
Linka is having rough health times right now, and the NHS provision for people with Linka’s particular illness(es) is pretty much a joke.
Every little helps, lovely people.
Send a screenshot to lotte DOT lodge AT gmail DOT com of you donating or buying something for them from their wishlist and I will doodle a grateful doodle for you, blog it, and post a link to your blog (or another website if you prefer).
I am going to Cheltenham tomorrow to talk to UCAS about gender on their forms, but I’ll do things before I go and after I get back.
I’m going to have the opportunity tomorrow to speak directly with UCAS (with two other members of the Nonbinary Inclusion Project) about their gender options and how they should word them, exactly.
If you’ve ever had to tick the “other” (or equivalent) box on a form for any question, not just gender, please come fill in this easy three-question survey. I intend to publish the results on my blog like I did that time with nonbinary language, in the hope that they will help people who’re designing forms. If I can get over 200 responses, I’m going to show it to UCAS at the meeting tomorrow.
So far there are 72 responses. The more we can get, the more useful it will be.
Thank you! :)
A researcher tells the following story about her own experience of discovering the seriousness with which young children take gender stereotypes. While interviewing 3 to 6 year olds about their career aspirations, she asked each of them what they would want to be when they grew up if they were members of the opposite sex. Their responses showed that not only did most of the children choose careers that fit the stereotypes of the other gender but also that their perceptions of the limitations imposed by gender were sometimes quite extreme. One little girl confided with a sigh that her true ambition was to fly like a bird, but she could never do it because she was not a boy! One little boy put his hands on his head, sighed deeply, and said helplessly that if he were a girl he would have to grow up and be nothing (Beuf, 1974 as cited by Lips, 2008, p. 401).
holy fucking shit i just
that last line
disabled charles xavier working hard to make his wheelchair as comfortable as possible!!!!
disabled charles xavier doing goofy things like wheelies around the mansion and racing people!!!!!!
disabled charles xavier being an advocate for other disabled people!!!!!!!
disabled charles xavier not being ignored by the fandom（*´▽｀*）
Disabled Charles Xavier having a support worker FOR A START.