Welcome! This post is going out as part of the fourth yearly Blogging Against Disabilism Day hosted by Diary of a Goldfish . As I mentioned in March, I’ve been dealing with some long-lasting health issues, and have recently come to the conclusion that thinking of this as disability in a number of senses (even though I hope that there will continue to be further recovery) is the sensible thing to do.
And I knew that for BADD, I really wanted to talk about the intersection with the modern Pagan community. On Friday, I posted about my own take on my personal responsibilities and some practical process pieces, because the community parts, below, kept getting longer and longer.
For those coming here via BADD links:
I hope much of this content (and Friday’s post, linked above) will be of interest for non-Pagans: many of the things … Continue reading
On Saturday, I’ll be posting some of my thoughts for Blogging Against Disabilism Day hosted by Diary of a Goldfish . In working on that post, I realised that I a) wanted to talk about some of my own thoughts about dealing with my needs but b) it was distracting from the other things I wanted to say in that post. So, you get the ‘me, as someone wanting to do things’ post here, and the post about my thoughts on the issues in the Pagan community on Saturday.
As a Pagan with specific needs:
I need to take responsibility for my needs. This is both for philosophical reasons, but also for practical ones: no one else is going to know my needs and limits as well as I know myself. I feel that I should be able to do the following, in order to help others in … Continue reading
The other side of the question of safety issues in group work is the group. This post looks at how to plan, prepare, and think about the risks we take in group work as group leaders or event planners. Continue reading
A fatal sweat lodge at a New Age event got me thinking about issues of ritual safety. This is part one of two posts, this one focusing on the experience as an individual. Continue reading