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Protected: Sadness, calmness and numbness: feelings of feelings

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Losing my case in the District Court of Reykjavík – but not losing my story

On the 6th of June I lost my case against the Government Agency for Child Protection in the District Court of Reykjavik. The court ruled that the Government Agency for Child Protection had followed all the right procedures in my application process and that I had not been discriminated against. According to Icelandic regulations you… Continue reading Losing my case in the District Court of Reykjavík – but not losing my story

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A brief note for English speaking friends about the primary treatment of my foster parent court case

On the 30th of June 2014 I applied to become a foster parent. It was a windy but sunny day – a bit similar to how I was feeling. Excited but anxious because of my awareness of the ableist and sexist deeply rooted traditional perceptions around disabled motherhood. A long story short. A year later… Continue reading A brief note for English speaking friends about the primary treatment of my foster parent court case

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‘Do you call that a wheelchair?’: crip traveling and the wrongful disabled body

I love traveling. Seeing new places, getting to know people and experiencing different cultures. It gives me a sense of freedom and peace that I can not experience elsewhere. It is the only thing that recharges my batteries in a way that I can actually feel the difference and puts my mind at ease from… Continue reading ‘Do you call that a wheelchair?’: crip traveling and the wrongful disabled body

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Disabled bodies: the objects of medical professionals … when of interest and personal gain?

Throughout history, in most places of the world, disabled people have been the objects of medical professionals, e.g. doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists. Our bodies (including the mind …. because the mind is a part of the body … I know, it’s shocking!) have been observed, ‘fixed’, aborted, killed, operated on and so forth, mostly for… Continue reading Disabled bodies: the objects of medical professionals … when of interest and personal gain?

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A letter to Donald Trump (that he will never read and it doesn’t matter)

I tried not to think about it much what would happen if you became president of the United States. Because I became to afraid for people I care about in your country and minorities that you have shown amounts of hate that I wasn’t sure did exist in a developed country – like yours. But… Continue reading A letter to Donald Trump (that he will never read and it doesn’t matter)