Have you ever found yourself wanting to expand on articles or memes you find about your illness, issues of access, current laws or practices regarding healthcare and access or just want to share some interesting tips you’ve picked up living your day to day life with your chronic illness or disability? Do you want to engage more with people like yourself in order to affect change, feel a sense of camaraderie and support or just plain old want to make friends? Come write for the Disability Depot Blog!
Write about things that interest you from your own perspective or simply summarize and share things that you’ve found helpful. Create and share memes. Do something we aren’t even doing yet. Let’s talk about it! Just shoot me an email here along with a few ideas and let’s talk about making you a member of the team!
The blog thus far has been focused on people with autoimmune/neuro-immune illnesses, or spoonies as some folks call us, so I’m particularly interested in attracting voices that represent that community, which includes a broad range of illnesses not limited to (and in no particular order) Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lupus, Sjorgren’s, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mitochondrial Diseases, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Wegener’s, Graves, etc.
The kind of autoimmune diseases we’re interested in serving here are the kinds of diseases that are life altering. I myself have comorbid myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia with spinal osteoarthritis, aka degenerative disc disease and strongly suspect I have EDS. I would love to have other people from these patient populations (and a care giver or two would be great, too!) writing on the blog as well.
The blog is an entirely volunteer project. There will be no minimum commitments or deadlines as I understand better than anyone how unpredictable our lives are. What do you have to lose? Submit a few ideas to me and let’s get the ball rolling!
Finally, if you’re not the writing type, but you want to help out by resharing our content to various outlets, finding appropriate stock photos, memes, articles and other content to build on, that would also be helpful. Give me a holler!