Queers with Disabilities

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Mar 12

queerboishayne:

I NOW HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO GET BY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. IF YOU STILL WANT TO DONATE; THAT WOULD BE GREAT, OTHERWISE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT IN A FEW MONTHS THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE BENEFICIAL! THANK YOU ALL!!!
Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!
I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.
My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.
I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:• Ehler-danlos syndrome  • cold urticaria  • adrenal insufficiency  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis  • postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome  • endometriosis  • poly cystic ovarian syndrome  • fibromyalgia  • neuropathy nos  • ADHD • complex-PTSD • major depressive disorder • asthma 
I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.
I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.
I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.
When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.
I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in. 
Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.
To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.
I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time. 
I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.
I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.
I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.
If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.
I NOW HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO GET BY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. IF YOU STILL WANT TO DONATE; THAT WOULD BE GREAT, OTHERWISE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT IN A FEW MONTHS THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE BENEFICIAL! THANK YOU ALL!!!
I can now take PayPal donations send it toIhelpedshay@mail.com
Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.
Thank you again,
Shay
PLEASE REBLOG!

queerboishayne:

I NOW HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO GET BY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. IF YOU STILL WANT TO DONATE; THAT WOULD BE GREAT, OTHERWISE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT IN A FEW MONTHS THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE BENEFICIAL! THANK YOU ALL!!!

Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!

I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.

My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.

I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:
• Ehler-danlos syndrome
• cold urticaria
• adrenal insufficiency
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
• endometriosis
• poly cystic ovarian syndrome
• fibromyalgia
• neuropathy nos
• ADHD
• complex-PTSD
• major depressive disorder
• asthma

I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.

I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.

I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.

When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.

I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in.

Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.

To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.

I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time.

I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.

I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.

I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.

If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.

I NOW HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO GET BY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. IF YOU STILL WANT TO DONATE; THAT WOULD BE GREAT, OTHERWISE IF YOU CAN HELP OUT IN A FEW MONTHS THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE MORE BENEFICIAL! THANK YOU ALL!!!

I can now take PayPal donations send it to
Ihelpedshay@mail.com

Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.

Thank you again,

Shay

PLEASE REBLOG!


Feb 25

theprophetlilith:

transgirltumbling:

timekitt:

chilbudius:

dyscalculicdolphin:

capillaries:

thesiegeperilous:

straightallies:

Dyscalculator is a free IOS app calculator specifically designed for people with dyscalculia.

You can easily switch around and drag and drop numbers and the numbers are written out in words underneath where they are written numerically.

You can also choose to have the numbers read aloud to you.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dyscalculator/id508012847?mt=8

this would have been sweet for when i was in school. heck it might be sweet now.

OH.MY.GOSH.

Downloading this right now. I am so excited.

Mod here. I hope this is helpful for some of you—I’m really psyched to see assistive technology being made specifically for dyscalculics!

this is awesome!

is this availible for android?

So cool! My friend has dyscalcuila, I’m sending her a link!

The Android version is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shapehq.dyscalculator&hl=en

(via lavenderpanda)


Feb 22

squid-femme:

gimptips:

thefaultinourspoons:

This is basically a post for people who think that the world is accessible for those who are disabled, although this is centred around those who use a wheelchair. 

And this doesn’t include when people park in disabled spaces without a badge, or question those who park in disabled spaces who don’t use a chair.

The first picture is of a disabled parking space, where the snow has been pushed into that space whilst people were clearing the car park. This also happens when snow ploughers push the snow to the side of the road and onto the pavement as it blocks the dipped down pavement where wheelchair users can get on/off of the pavement and most wheelchairs struggle to be able to push through the snow.

The second picture is of a lift/elevator in Boots a store in the UK, where there are baskets and cases in front of the lift, which block wheelchair users from using it and accessing other levels in the store.

The third picture is of a zebra crossing with a lowered pavement for wheelchair users, and there is an island in the middle with a normal height curb, which blocks wheelchair users, and it means they have to go around, along with having bollards near the entrance which don’t look wide enough to fit a wheelchair through.

The fourth picture is that of a ramp, which has a step in order to get onto the ramp. (I’m pretty sure they didn’t even try.)

The fifth picture is of a ramp with a tree in the middle, which doesn’t have enough room on either side for a wheelchair to get through.

The sixth picture is of a very very steep ramp, which even if you have someone pushing your chair you probably won’t be able to get up it!

The seventh picture is of a disabled parking space, which has a ramp leading to the entrance, which again has steps in order to access the ramp.

The eighth picture is of ‘disabled parking’, where non of the spaces have room to allow chairs to get out of the car, except at the back. They are just normal spaces where a blue sign has been placed in an attempt to make the parking ‘wheelchair accessible’.

The ninth picture is of a reception desk which is too high for wheelchair users to access, as they can’t be seen, due to the fact that they are smaller than the desk.

The final picture is of a ramp which only goes halfway up the curb, essentially meaning there is a step at the top of the ramp.

If anybody still thinks the world isn’t staked against those who are disabled, then I honestly worry about you.

THE STRUGGLE THURSDAY

[incoherent rage and swearing]

New job idea: employ PWD exclusively to inspect existing structures and examine blueprints to make sure that places are actually ADA-compliant, because obviously there are some able-bodied assholes who have literally never seen a wheelchair and don’t understand physics.

(via manic-depressed-pixi-dream-bitch)


Feb 20

Feb 6

refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.

REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.

This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.

(via gli-tor-is)


Jan 9

Jan 4

Anonymous asked: So, a friend's brother hacked her facebook and did the really homophobic fake coming out of the closet thing. When asked to tell her brother that this is not ok, she proceeds to say no because he is too "derpy" to get it because he has learning and behavioral disabilities. Is this ableism?

Oh geez. I haven’t seen that scenario in a while [the hacking and fake coming out on facebook as a “funny prank haha” thing.].

Well. I personally think she should have said something to him, even if she feels he wouldn’t understand it.  But as far as being ableist…I don’t honestly know how to answer that. Maybe?

Does anyone who follows this blog have a better answer for this question?
[And sorry I couldn’t give you a good, definite answer! I just don’t want to say something just to say it, and not actually help at all, if I don’t know what I’m talking about, you know?]



Dec 27

alexbaeddelbunny:

If you want to say I’m your disabled friend, there is a £50 fee


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