Monthly Archives: December 2017

Why Society Sucks for Disabled Workers

CN: Sensitive content, discussion about death, benefits, welfare reform and ableism. Attempting to study or work while having a disability or disabilities can be tough. Don’t get me wrong; your natural reaction shouldn’t be to feel pity or upset at … Continue reading

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Being a Disabled Student is Hard, Being an International Disabled Student is Excruciating

It has been close to 5 years since I woke up in the morning without wincing in pain, but whether I like it or not, my chronic pain shapes my life and who I am. I suffer from endometriosis and … Continue reading

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Headphones

Imagine someone took everything you could hear and then made the volume double. Then imagine whatever device they used wasn’t of great quality and what you hear now has lots of noise and crackling. That’s what it’s like for me. … Continue reading

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Bloody hell in a hand basket: Pain, my brain and endometriosis… Living with an invisible disability is hard

Living with an invisible disability is hard; dealing with one that flares up every month or so is pretty damn hard too. My pain rolls around and like half the population, I bleed, I’m cranky and occasionally, very occasionally, I … Continue reading

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Welfare reform is ruining the lives of disabled people and we should be furious!

Yesterday was the International Day of Disabled Persons, and rather than celebrating the lives of disabled people, the news in Northern Ireland was focused on the changes to disability benefits known as Welfare Reform. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission … Continue reading

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Experiencing Mental Health Issues? You’re not alone…

In my first year at Queen’s, I remember sitting in a tutorial with a handful of other students and the conversation turned to exams and resits. The lecturer explained that a few people always end up having to retake the … Continue reading

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