30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA*) is more than a celebration of the day when pen was put to paper in order to sign a bill into law, it is the celebration of the amazing, heroic efforts disability activists took in order to
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My husband often pushes me home in my son’s stroller because I have enough energy to get to the playground but not enough to get home. There are so many types of disabilities and so many ways to address them, and the disability rights’ activists of the 70s taught the world – and myself –
Accessible Ways that People with ME can get Involved in Racial Justice #MEAction has always focused on empowering and supporting our community. We know that many people with ME are wanting to show support for racial justice and it is often difficult to know how to engage from home. Here are some accessible ways that
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. There is so much pain, suffering, grief, and anger across the United States and around the world. As healthcare activists and advocates, we have seen time and time again that Black individuals face discrimination not just in their doctors’ offices but in every aspect of their lives.
An update on Gigi’s situation: Gigi’s family are launching an urgent appeal to find lawyers to bring their daughter, 17, home from Children’s Ward in Lewisham Hospital, London. Her family is desperate to bring her home, but the hospital has withdrawn Gigi’s pain medication, leaving her in steadily rising pain and making the move impossible.
The ME community is rallying around 17-year-old Jehan “Gigi” who has been hospitalized with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in the UK, and is now being threatened with being sectioned – forced institutionalization – against her will to a psychiatric hospital for her inability to eat, speak or walk due to the effects of severe ME
The protest against the Danish physician, Per Fink, last week demonstrates how our community takes action in a variety of ways to fight for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). 1) #MEAction New York organized a protest outside the conference where Fink was presenting on his unscientific theory of Bodily Distress Syndrome, which includes ME and
This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center — and they invited Per Fink to speak. If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young woman with ME. [pullquote
The Danish physician, Per Fink, is traveling to the United States to speak about his unscientific and dangerous idea that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a psychosomatic illness. Per Fink has been invited to speak at a psychosomatic conference at Columbia University in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Columbia University will reward medical providers who come to hear Per Fink speak with Continuing Education
I know hardly anything of Mag’s life before she fell ill in 1993. We were witnesses to each other’s ‘now’. There are clues though: when I sent our shoes to the #MillionsMissing protest, Mag selected a pair of dainty black Velours stiletto heels with pointed toes. Imagine her staccato gait – upright and stable! Last year, while Cannes was in the news, she wrote: “May 1991 sailed to Cannes on my partner’s yacht, hoping to complete on 5 million film deal we’d worked on for 4 years. May 2017 achieved my goal of having bed sheet changed, first time in months. Heaven. Happy ME Awareness Day. Love and eternal hope for us all. xxxxxx”