Forced Intimacy

Mia Mingus on disability, access, and autonomy: “When someone is helping me with access, I am vulnerable; I am interdependent with them, even if they don’t realize it.”

via Forced Intimacy: An Ableist Norm — Discover

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Success

“Today, even before I open my email, my blood pressure spikes thinking of all the requests, problems, and complaints I’m likely to find.” Jane Friedman receives a lot of emails from students, strangers, and aspiring writers — all asking for help and advice. But does she respond?

via If You’re Successful, Lots of People Ask for Your Help. Who Deserves It? — Discover

My son doesn’t want an allowance for chores — psychologistmimi

Children. So pure. So naive. So funny. My son cracks me up, warms my heart. And gives me hope. Everyday, he is everything to me. As an only child he is a bit of a chatter-box and knows he’s front in center in our lives. That’s ok. He should feel secure. Now with all […]

via My son doesn’t want an allowance for chores — psychologistmimi