• 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.…

  • 2012,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    >Words – The Disability Blog Carnival

    >This is the (day late) January Disability Blog Carnival. Our theme today is words and we have several posts to share. I originally chose the theme because I am focusing on the word courage this year. I’ve been meaning to write a longer post about the reasons behind that decision but most of my blog time lately has been taken up by words of a different sort – my 100 days of writing project. I’ve also been wondering about the meaning of wheelchair user. I’ve been thinking that maybe there needs to be a different term. But I’ve yet to come up with one! Ok that’s enough about me. Here’s…

  • 2012,  courage,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized,  words

    >It’s Only Words

    >I’m going to be hosting the next Disability Blog Carnival. It’s going to be on Tuesday 31st January 2012. The theme this time round is Words. I have seen a lot of people on twitter and in blog entries talking about picking a word to focus on this year. I saw it last New Year as well but didn’t act on it . However this year I’ve decided that a focus word might be a good thing to have along with my goals for the year. And the word I’ve chosen is Courage. For the carnival this time round I thought it would be interesting to know what other people’s…

  • CP related,  disability blog carnival,  jazzy,  powerchair,  Uncategorized

    >Milestones – The 75TH Disability Blog Carnival!

    >Welcome to the 75th Disability Blog Carnival!  I chose the theme Milestones based solely on the fact that 75 seems to be a huge number! I have to say I didn’t realise when I chose the theme that the day of the carnival would be a bit of a milestone day for me.  And yet the sort of milestone that only another crip can truly understand the meaning of. My powerchair broke down almost four weeks ago.  It’s been a long and complicated road to getting it working again.  And it’s been really hard.  Today it returned home, cleaned, with new tires and with the fault fixed.  I’ve been treating…

  • disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized

    >I’m going to be hosting the 75th Disability Blog Carnival

    >I’m going to be hosting the next edition of the Disability Blog Carnival.  That will be the 75th one and so I’ve chosen the theme of Milestones.  I am especially pleased to have the 75th as I also hosted the 50th! Entries can be left in the comments here or sent to me via e-mail ejcrees AT googlemail DOT com please put DBC or some such in the subject so I know you’re not spamming me! The carnival will take place on 25th March and it would be great if people could get entries to me by the 23rd although I’ll try and include ones received after that date. If…

  • disability,  disability blog carnival,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Stories and Disability – A Writer’s Perspective

    >The theme for the next Disability Blog Carnival is “stories”.  Which as someone who is a writer is an interesting one. At the last NaNoWriMo meet up, one of the others asked me if I wrote disabled characters.  And sometimes I do.  Sometimes I don’t.  With my last NaNo I didn’t deliberately because I almost always do when I do long pieces of writing and I thought it would be a good thing to not do for once.  I’m not sure why I thought that.  Possibly because writing about disability is writing what I know and I wanted to stretch myself as a writer (which I do). My script frenzy…