Appointment prep: a symptom of ableism

We're often told that "we treat symptoms, and don't like to label people", however I absolutely disagree with this sentiment. It's nonsensical, if there are apparent and physical symptoms of a condition or comorbid conditions and you are purposefully undiagnosed because they don't like to 'label' you, this is so inherently ableist, and I think because you hear this rhetoric so frequently, especially in paediatric care, that it's important to unpick and discuss what's actually at play when they say this, and how it can feed into, and reinforce a patient's internalised ableism.

Mental Health Relapses – A Disabled Experience

Hello lovelies, I just want to begin by thanking those of you who expressed their support for my recent blog post regarding self-nurture and feeding my inner child. If you are following my Instagram account, or have read my newest blog publications, you'll likely be aware of the fact I have battled mental illness for [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Fearless Christianity – praying upon the sick and vulnerable

Hello Blooms, I first off want to thank you for the positive feedback I received on my last blog post. It was one regarding the exploitation of disability - and yet again I am here to call out those who are doing just that. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a genetic condition causing a defect in [...]