Conspicuous — Michael Bracey

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It does surprise me how well Michael’s Summary of the year here Aotearoa New Zealand matches my feelings even though I’m a whole generation older. So rather than try to re-invent the wheel, I invite my readers to read his post.

Oh, and Michael, keep blogging. You really have been conspicuous by your absence over recent months.

While I have been conspicuous by my absence, New Zealand has been conspicuous for all the wrong reasons. New Zealand is the place I call home. It is my country of birth, the place where my wife was born and the birthplace of my children. In my limited time on this planet I have seen […]

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I do something unexpected

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Hi so I wasn’t initially going to do a second post today but this came to me.

I attend as many of you know a number of open mic nights for poets and comedians. We also get musicians and other variations. So there one other in Byker each third Tuesday called Babble Gum. It’s a great event and I’ve actually had the honour of doing a full set there which was awesome. So I’m there this Tuesday and I do open mic and it goes well, there also a very talented musician on who I know so it’s a goo night. After the break there a comedian he’s fairly funny a lot of tongue and cheek. At one point he starts a joke using lines from a song”big fish little, fish cardboard box..”
Then I say “We’re all raving mad!!”
Pause “Excuse me” he asks clearly surprised
“I just like…

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Thanksgiving Cooking, 2019 Edition: Friday Before

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I just took the turkey out of the freezer. Fortunately, there was enough space to put the giant bird in the pan I am using to roast it. Also, there is enough space to put the rest of the dinner in as well, when my mother and I are done with Thanksgiving.

This year, we have a big menu. We have more dishes than we do last year, and a couple of them have ingredients we need to buy the night before. (We’re having banana croquettes, and here, bananas need to be bought this coming Wednesday.) But everything else, we’ve got.

Can you believe we haven’t gotten a pumpkin pie yet? Basically, we’re waiting for the store to get some in the freezer section. Every time we’ve gone, there are no pumpkin pies. (I wonder if I can talk my mom into an apple pie this year?)

As I have…

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We The Future: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability Justice Advocate | Âûtistic News Feed

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Lydia X. Z. Brown, Age 25, Autistic, Disability Justice Advocate – Bazelon Center

” ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ “

Lydia is a disability justice advocate, organiser, and writer, and their ‘Autistic Hoya’ site is universally referenced and loved!

Their work has largely focused on violence against multiple-marginalised disabled people, with particular respect to institutionalisation, abuse, torture, incarceration, and policing.

There is no easy way to begin to define just how much Neurodiversity and it’s Movement has to thank Lydia for.

They have worked to advance transformative change through organising in the streets, writing legislation, conducting anti-ableism workshops, testifying at regulatory and policy hearings, and disrupting institutional complacency.

For We The Future , Lydia is partnering with the Bazelon Center , an organisation that, since 1972, has advocated for the civil rights, full inclusion, and equality of…

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Learning Disability at work week

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Apologies this is a fairly late post, I did mean to write sooner but I only heard about this event earlier this week and I had a few things occupying my time apologies again

This week from the 18-22 was Learning Disability’s at work week. As a person on the spectrum who struggled for years to find employment I fully support this. The week may be over but Mencap still offers wonderful resources and tips for employees, employers and jobseekers see the below https://www.mencap.org.uk/get-involved/learning-disability-work-week

My trust was very active in helping to promote this week the below is taken from an email sent round:#HereIAm is what we are using for this year’s Learning Disability Work Week which promotes the message that people with a learning disability have a voice too.

Its not to late either the week may be over  but you can still share your story. Please do not…

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