• 2015,  blogging,  carnivals,  CP related,  depression,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  disability blogs,  disability voices,  I want to change the world,  internet,  personal,  perspective,  questions,  things people say,  thinking,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Rotation Curation for #Disability #rocur

    I’ve been curating the @OxfordIsYours twitter account.  It’s a RoCur (Rotation Curation) account for Oxford and the person who runs it said living in Oxfordshire counts. Basically RoCur is where there’s an account (often on twitter) where people take a week at a time to run it and share their experiences and tweet on the subject.  Most of these relate to places – like with Oxford Is Yours I’ve been tweeting about where I’ve been and what I’ve done – but some relate to hobbies or jobs or organisations or anything else. I’ve been enjoying it and have learned about a place in Oxford I’m going to visit soon I…

  • 2013,  carnivals,  disability blog carnival,  disability blogs,  Uncategorized

    The Disability Blog Carnival

    Just quickly because there was a question in my comments: The disability blog carnival is technically still running. However there really haven’t been any submissions (1 since I took over in January) so it didn’t happen in February. I do have a pile of links I found and plan to post them soon but the past week got away from me and I didn’t have the capacity. I’m keen to keep this going if possible. Submissions via email to ejcrees@gmail.com or twitter @funkyfairy22

  • 2013,  acceptance,  awareness,  blogging,  carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    Disability Blog Carnival – January

    Welcome to the first edition of the new version of the Disability Blog Carnival.  It’s great to hear from so many people who are glad to see it continuing.  I’ve only had two submissions but I’ve also spotted a few interesting posts so I’m including those too. First we have this post from The Goldfish – The Sessions: Discussing Disability and Sex Work.  The Sessions is a film based on an essay by a disabled man discussing his use of a sexual surrogate.  I’ve not seen it as it’s not been on locally to me but I’d like too.  The Goldfish manages to discuss the issue from many angles and…

  • 2013,  carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  disability blogs,  Uncategorized

    Disability Blog Carnival – Call for Submissions

    One thing I’ve really enjoyed about blogging over the last few years is the Disability Blog Carnival that’s been run by Penny Richards from the Disability Studies, Temple U blog.  It’s been a great way to meet new people and new blogs.  And it’s made me think and learn and write about things I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve especially enjoyed the many times I hosted the carnival on the various forms this blog has taken over the years. With the plethora of social media out there now the demand for the carnival has died off and Penny decided that she wouldn’t run the carnival any more.  I’m sad to…

  • carnivals,  disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    Inspire a Generation

    I’m going to be hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival. In honour of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the theme will be Inspire a Generation. Which for those not in the know is the sort of catchphrase or tag line for the games. I’ve just come back from a four day trip to the Paralympics and I absolutely loved it. I will blog in more detail about my trip but it was definitely an amazing experience and I found it inspirational for more than just the sport. I really didn’t want to come home. I thought Inspire a Generation was a good theme to use for the carnival.…

  • carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Things That Are Therapeutic

    >The next Disability Blog Carnival has the theme “things that are therapeutic for you”. I thought about many things when I saw that topic. I thought about how I spent well over a year in counselling.  And how part of me would like to go back to it again.  I sort of miss that “safe space” feeling of being about to talk about whatever I want, say anything and not have to worry about what people think or hurting people because of it.  The fact that counselling also helps to find other perspectives and ways of thinking about things is also great.  I have a lot I’d like to get…

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    >”I Am” Hosting the 50th Disability Blog Carnival! – Edited with more links

    >Welcome to the 50th Disability Blog Carnival.  I am very impressed and happy that we’ve made it to 50 editions and very pleased to be hosting the 50th Edition. Tonight (Matthew), our theme is going to be “I am” (apologies for the crap joke that only Brits will understand and is rubbish but I couldn’t resist!).  Once again I thought the topic would bring one sort of submission and was both pleased and surprised by the difference from what I expected and what we have here. First a warning that if you comment on my blog there is a high possibility I will go to your blog and find something…

  • books and reading,  carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Death, Dying and Disability: The Three D’s

    >The next Disability Blog Carnival will be hosted later this week by Retired Waif. It’s theme is death/spirituality/end of life issues. Which is something I’ve been thinking about lately and so is an apt theme for me. Margo, who writes over at Funky Mango’s Musings, is doing a PhD on physically disabled people’s attitudes to end of life issues. Or some such similar wording. And at the end of the month I’ll be traveling to Milton Keynes to meet her and take part in a focus group she’s running as a part of her research. I’m really looking forward to it for three four reasons. I get to meet Margo…

  • carnivals,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >”If I Knew Then…” Disability Blog Carnival 39

    >Welcome to the 39th Disability Blog Carnival.  In case we haven’t met before, I’m Emma.  And our theme this week is “If I knew then…”  I think we’ve got some great posts here and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have putting it together.  Please take the time to comment on some of the posts, it’s the only payment most bloggers get and it does mean a lot.  Also, may I suggest taking the time to get to know some bloggers you’ve not met before beyond the post of theirs I’ve shared here (if that makes sense!).  One of the things I love about hosting the…

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    >Carnival Time Again

    > “I think it was perhaps the most important thing that happened to me. It formed me, guided me, instructed me, helped me, humiliated me, all those things at once. I’ve never gotten over it, and I am aware of the force and power of it.” ~Dorethea Lange, on disability The 37th edition of the Disability Blog Carnival can now be found over at Stacey’s blog! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com