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Crippled Monkey | 16:31 UK time, Friday, 26 January 2007

Hello, fellow Ouch'ers. It's time to cast a beady eye around the buzzing world of disability blogs and find out what you lot out there have been saying.

Colorado blogger Did I Miss Something? has a wonderful post about assumption - listing some of the things that people just assume about her impairments. How about the classic "You're smart, so you're not really disabled ... why are you asking for all this help?

Diary of a Goldfish has been investigating a bit of disability history, looking at the treatment of contrasting figures Mary Lamb and James Hadfield, who both had mental health problems, at the turn of the 18th and 19th century. Fascinating stuff.

Some UK viewers may have seen the American show Scrubs and might be interested to read TikvahGirl's thoughts on a recent episode that dealt with postpartum depression - and seemingly got it right.

Wheelchair Dancer recently attend a book reading by a crip writer, but what really got her thinking was the seating - yes, the seating - as she pondered how all the other attendees are "frozen in uncomfortable seats. My seat is an extension of my ass. It's shaped around the contours of my body".

And finally, Gimpy Mumpy, one of the first disability blogs we linked to here on Ouch, is saying goodbye to the blogosphere. So be sure to pop over and wish her well.


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