Coworker walked in on me taking my handful of pills after a rough morning when I didn’t have time to at home. I gave her this explanation and she thought I was joking…
my coworkers are the absolute best about this ❤
John Steinbeck: East of Eden
Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Ryan Arey.
Michel Foucault: The Archaeology of Knowledge
Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by @Snoddy
Albert Camus: The Outsider.
Another one for The Stranger!
this blog is actually the best
Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
oh my fucking god hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Reasons why I want to live in the middle of nowhere.
in van we’re somewhere between suburban and rural star seeing ability and its a FUCKING CITY its so goddamn amazing
The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.
Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)
All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox.
Rabo Art Collection
I think many of us would argue that campuses still don’t accommodate hearing, vision, and mobility impairments very well. And this article doesn’t really offer solutions. But it’s true that the challenges of pain, autoimmune, and rare diseases are different and poorly accommodated.
I don’t think the author of that article meant that students with hearing, vision, + mobility impairments are always accommodated or treated well, but that there are at least standard accommodations on the books for students with those disabilities. There is rarely protocol in place for dealing with students with chronic illnesses, which is no surprise considering that institutionalized education is pretty much inaccessible to the chronically ill by design. Rigid schedules don’t work for us, and that’s reflected in our drop-out rates. While colleges don’t care enough about this to fundamentally alter how they function, they do care enough about maintaining their rankings (via curbing drop-out rates) to purposefully exclude the chronically ill. Because colleges want to deter chronically ill students from being there in the first place, they’re actively hostile to us in ways they aren’t towards students whose disabilities are, for lack of a better word, static, and who can therefore be accommodated without a fundamental shift. (Though of course they often aren’t accommodated in practice. They get apathy instead of hostility, which isn’t any better.) It’s also worth noting that colleges are particularly hostile to the chronically mentally ill, who are uniformly seen as suicide or homicide risks (i.e. bad press) as well as drop-out risks. Mental illnesses are the only disabilities universities can legally discriminate against, and I want to say I’m shocked that this wasn’t mentioned in the original article, that I’m shocked mental illness is being wholly excluded from yet another discussion of chronic illness, but… I’m not.
I like that they can provide me a cushy chair. that seemed to help a lot.
And having teachers arrange it so I could be in in person classes less helped a lot too.