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I'm Not Broken

I don’t know when exactly it started happening, but people have been fixated on healing or curing me since I was a very young child. In a previous piece about Eddie Redmayne, I referenced a blog that accused Hollywood of perpetuating the idea that disability was something to be conquered rather than lived with. While I believe that “conquering” disability is an extremely prevalent notion, I do not think that Hollywood is the only element at the epicenter of this trend.

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Disability Pension: The Double-Edged Sword

This is the tale of living life within the confines of Ontario Disability Support Pension (ODSP)... the social assistance that giveth and taketh away. I want to be clear that I am not pointing fingers; ODSP is a flawed system, doing the best it can –a system that is underfunded and understaffed. As flawed as it is, it is one of the better social assistance programs within Canada.

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