Saturday, 27 February 2016

Now for something completely different... Bullet Journal Blog Planner

Last Sunday, I joined a bunch of kiwi bloggers in a twitter chat (#NZBloggers) about blogging - what works for us and what doesn't.  The topic of bullet journals came up and because many didn't know what they were (and I didn't either till this year) I offered to dedicate a post to them.

I'd like to say this counts as geekery of the weekery as my obsession with planners and stuff is definitely on the geeky levels, but I know most garden-variety geeks probably don't share this passion of mine, hence the question marks.  But for today's post I'm demonstrating how I customise the bullet journal system to make a blog planner.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Ableism 101: Internalised Ableism

For the final instalment of the Ableism 101 series, I bring you the type of ableism where all the previously covered forms come to roost.  Internalised Ableism.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Geekery of the Weekery: Star Wars

Well this was inevitable, but here it is.  Rather than regurgitate the same old reviews that you can find anywhere and everywhere online, I'm just going to share my own relationship and experiences with the franchise.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Ableism 101: Benevolent Ableism

Who's ready for part 3 of Ableism 101?  Click through for part 1 or part 2 if you missed those.  For this post I want to talk about the really subtle ableism that is the hardest to fight against because it's seen by so many as good and positive and not at all a problem.  This is benevolent ableism.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Geekery of the Weekery: Jessica Jones Part 2

Continuing on from the last Geekery of the Weekery post, I'm going to go into a bit further analysis.  Trigger Warning for discussion of abusive relationships and mental health issues.  Also a super spoiler alert.  I couldn't really discuss what I want to discuss without spoilers, so don't read any further if you haven't seen the show.  For the rest of you though, let's get stuck in!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ableism 101: Systemic Ableism

Following on from last week's post on general and individual ableism.  In this second post of the four part series, I'm giving a glimpse into institutional and systemic ableism.  That is, the ingrained ableism within our social structures that hold disabled people back from full participation in society on a ongoing basis.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Geekery of the Weekery: Jessica Jones Part 1

Last year was a great year for television as far as I was concerned, thanks in no small part to Netflix.  Among the highlights for me was Jessica Jones.  I can't hope to do it as much justice as many have already written amazing pieces about the show - particularly contributors to The Mary Sue.  A quick Google search can turn up results on many different aspects of the series worthy of discussion.  Nevertheless, here are a few of my thoughts including why I think it's worth watching (in a two part blog post series because I got a little carried away writing this - easily done when you're a social science nerd like me!).  Warning: this post is vaguely spoilery, though I've done my best to avoid that.  Part 2 will be much more spoilery.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Ableism 101: General Individual Ableism and Microaggressions

A comment on a recent post made me realise that the concept of ableism is still not widely known to the public and the struggles mostly invisible.  So for the next month, every Tuesday I will be doing a series of posts on Ableism and different types of aspects.  Today's post is about general individual ableism, particularly microaggressions.