Musings: Lifestyle Change vs. Political Change and Disability

Just replied to a comment on my blog from a disability campaigner now owning that his focus is on “lifestyle change rather than political change” (I’m one of more than a few people with criticism of the BioPsychoSocial mantras being rammed down our throats).

This is my response:

“Again – lifestyle change for disabled people not born into privilege will not happen without political change.”


ATOS Meltdown Continued: Dark Night of the Soul (#DWPPressOffice #workfare #ESA #disabilityUK #ukmh #mhuk #a4e)




Sometimes you just need someone to hold your hand and mentor you through things.

This is one of those times.

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ATOS Meltdown Continued: Dark Night of the Soul

Image Source: “Gloria Steinem Quote.” Image. 01 Jun. 2011..


Sometimes you just need someone to hold your hand and mentor you through things.

This is one of those times.

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#CreativeCrip 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

#NaNoWriMo – Day 2: Not #fitforwork or anything else…

Yesterday I pushed myself to write two blog posts for, one on the subject of attempting National Novel Writing Month, the other expressing concern with the failure of #OccupyLSX to have a logical marketing strategy.

Today I’m trapped in bed, passing out frequently and spoonless.

#myspoonielife #fitforwork

Two New Apps for (via News)

I can see these new Apps being very useful indeed!

Two New Apps for Earlier this summer we launched a few tools to make it easier for developers to create new apps for Starting today, you can integrate your blog with Feedfabrik and Empire Avenue. Turn Your Blog Into a Book Have you ever wanted to publish your own book, or a collection of your favorite blog posts? Feedfabrik makes it easy to convert your blog into a book format, and even allows you to customize the cover … Read More

via News and Libel (thank you to @rantsfromron)

Great news (for a change) bloggers!

Suffice it to say that very few UK-based disability campaigners are likely to forget that the Carerwatch discussion forum was shut down by its hosting service after French IT firm Atos had a  hissyfit  & accused CW of libel – over of a mere HYPERLINK.

The brilliant Ron Graves of queried (which also hosts TCC) about their strategy and process in dealing with accusations of libel on the part of blogs hosted on their servers. Continue reading