It’s nearly 1st May! And if you’ve been around my blog (or many other disability blogs) in the years dating back to 2006 you might know that in the disability blogging world 1st May is also known as Blogging Against Disablism Day or BADD.
BADD is run by The Goldfish – you can see this year’s launch post here.
She describes it as
This is the day where all around the world, disabled and non-disabled people blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about disability discrimination (known as disablism or ableism). In this way, we hope to raise awareness of inequality, promote equality and celebrate the progress we’ve made.
Blogging Against Disablism Day is not a carnival of previously published material. The point about doing this around one day (or there abouts) is that it is a communal effort and all the posts connect to one another. You can of course use your own post to promote other things you’ve written in the past as you wish.
On the day there will be a master post over on Diary of a Goldfish linking back to all the contributions to BADD (I was going to say BADD posts but that could be misconstrued!). They will also be on twitter – @BADDtweets – and facebook.
I’ve taken part every year since it’s inception and will be taking part again this year. This link will take you to all of the posts I’ve written for Blogging Against Disablism Day. They’ll be a new post on Thursday in that collection. I’m not sure what form this years post will take or what I’ll write about but I would like if at all possible to write something more positive than I have in the last year or two. But I’m not convinced that will be possible because I’m really not feeling too positive right now.
I had been saving my Can You Actually Hear Yourself? Post to write about for BADD but I decided against it and wrote it last week instead. In part because it was really bugging me and I wanted to get it out. And because I figured there would be something else to write about between then and now. I hoped there wouldn’t be but I thought there probably was. And at the moment there is already one small thing I could write about. Nothing major and I hope nothing major will come. But I doubt it.
I really, really do.