Hi everyone I just wanted to say that I’m so thankful to the community and those who have nominated me for the WEGO Health Awards. Endorsements are now open from July 1st to July 31st. Please feel free to click on the link and endorse me and any other wonderful advocates out there. <a href=”https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/18611″>Continue reading “WEGO Health Awards”
Author Archives: Amelia Blackwater
We are not expendable
When things eventually go back to normal, when this curve starts to flatten but the virus is still out there, those who are at high risk are being asked to be the sacrifice. Currently, we are giving up our appointments, our care, our medications. But the world will be asked to eventually return to normalContinue reading “We are not expendable”
People with disabilities are allowed to get pissed off
At the beginning of the month, I had my article published about a police officer harassing me about my handicap placard. I had so many comments some good and a lot of hate. I had a couple in particular that got to me. They said something like, you need to write about the good and you are so full of spite and anger you need to spread positivity. Here’s the thing I think it’s great to be positive but spreading positivity doesn’t start change. Being your inspiration porn is not my goal.
You never know what is going on with someone. Everyone has a story to tell. There are so many of us that have invisible illnesses that can be both mental and physical.
Trying to make/keep appointments during Coronavirus pandemic.
I’ve been trying to see a specialist Obgyn for many months. But I’ve been having issues with the referral. I called last week and was informed they still needed a certain part of my referral. When I called the next day to clear more issues up they informed me that all appointments were filled andContinue reading “Trying to make/keep appointments during Coronavirus pandemic.”
I’m just going to say it, We can be a selfish race. We cry and complain about not being able to go to the vacations, concerts, and parties we had planned. We think about ourselves. We are upset about our own plans and are restless inside our homes. So instead of listening to CDC andContinue reading “#WeAreTheVulnerable”
Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania
Washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your face are the first things you hear from the CDC when Covid-19 broke out. Simple tasks that should be an easy thing to follow for the everyday person. But for someone like myself with dermatillomania the task is far from simple. Dermatillomania is related toContinue reading “Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania”
Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders
Food and I always had a complex relationship, but after I had my second open heart surgery in between my freshmen and sophomore year I started losing weight. The more I lost weight the more in control I felt over my body.
Stay Afraid, but Do it Anyway – Carrie Fisher
Continuing on the perfectionist series I have to add a nod to my favorite feminist heroes, Carrie Fisher. She once said “Stay afraid, but do it anyway.” I hit me so hard that I Carrie Fisher had it right. As she did with many things. It’s okay to be afraid of doing things and takingContinue reading “Stay Afraid, but Do it Anyway – Carrie Fisher”
Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than
Having mental or chronic illness sucks. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves not to compare and that not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than.The most important this to remember is to take care of yourself. Your health is more important then proving a point to others orContinue reading “Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than”