• 101 in 1001,  blogging,  creative writing class,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >101 in 1001 – Item 28…

    > Make a continued effort to become a writer …has been completed! OK so this is one I could probably have ticked off some weeks ago when my Disability Now article was published but I wanted that to have it’s own entry.  So I decided to work on NaNoWriMo this year and then tick it off after that.  It’s also an apt time to do because my creative writing course has finished and I’ve decided not to continue it (for now at least). I think becoming a writer or being a writer isn’t something you ever stop but more of an ongoing process.  Writing is definitely more about the journey…

  • ashley treatment,  ashley-x,  disability rights,  Uncategorized

    >The Ashley Treatment is back

    >I will write more about this later because this is a story that needs addressing.  I need some time to think on it though. But I’ve just read that the Ashley Treatment has been decided by an ethics committee to be “Morally Permissible” in certain circumstances.  See: “Stunting disabled children’s growth is ‘morally permssible” group says” (h/t to BendyGirl). They only looked at growth attenuation and not all the other issues that were involved in the treatment of Ashley X.  The very idea of it makes me feel sick however. Other entries I’ve written about The Ashley Treatment and about Ashley X All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012…