CMT, Depression, and Anxiety
It’s not surprising to learn from another (and more detailed) study (summarized here) than I’ve seen before that people with CMT are very often dealing with depression and/or anxiety, especially with more severe versions of the disease, and many go “untreated.” “Untreated” in this case means “unmedicated,” and there is a lot more that can…
What does it mean to consider yourself disabled?
Many of us can say both yes and no, feeling both as true and false.
CMTA Toronto Upcoming Events • CMT Awareness Month • Learning to slow down and attend to your needs • Existential anxiety
The Toronto chapter of the CMTA has regular meetings and events that can be joined remotely with Zoom. On Saturday, September 24 from 1-3pm EST their guest speaker will be Shannon Hardy, owner of Academy Foot Clinic and a trained podiatrist. Shannon will be speaking about foot care and the importance of seeing a chiropodist/podiatrist.…
In the past the norm was we didn’t get a diagnosis, so family and friends just shrugged it off and called us “clumsy” or pretended nothing was wrong. I hope this is an outlier experience, but I was pushed into sports, like track and cross country, in high school when my feet and ankles became…
Dining in the Dark
Blind dining means you enter a restaurant that is completely pitch dark from beginning to end, and you are served by a waitstaff who are literally blind.
Reading (and Writing) about Disability
Over at Electric Literature, Robert Kingett recently reviewed a bunch of literary anthologies written by, for, and about disabled people. These are essays and fictional works from the young adult genre to dystopian science fiction.