I am angry, as I am when the world just gets too much, when all the oppressive shit just seems never ending and you feel hopeless and you can’t quite formulate anything beyond a sort of screaming frustration.
I’d say I’m pretty much apoplectic right now. So I’d like to talk about anger and how I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
Anger is not a bad thing. Anger is a valid emotion. Anger is a response…
I’ve been frustrated recently by mainstream feminism’s (and wider social justice stuff) lack of inclusion of disabled women and lack of dialogue about disability issues and how everything is always solved with some pathetic token gesture - i.e a ramp. In response I have penned a small dramatic set piece exploring the issues, a portmanteau of various issues du jour; I call it ‘How I Met Your Ramp’
disabled person: I’m not sure your movement listens to me or reflects my concerns, I’m not interested in knickers I’d rather talk about benefit cuts to be honest. I don’t find you very accessible.
abled person: BUT WE HAVE A RAMP.
disabled person: It’s not about a ramp, it’s a lot more complex than physical access needs, I’d like to have a conversation about disability
abled person: WE HAVE A RAMP, HAVE YOU SEEN OUR RAMP? WE HAVE A RAMP! You can’t call me prejudiced that’s mean I have a friend who’s differently abled, have you met my ramp? why are you so angry thats not fair, I met a ramp once! Can’t we talk about knickers instead? knickers are important!
disabled person: You’re not listening to me. Look can you just listen? just for five minutes?
abled person: did you say something? HAVE I SHOWN YOU OUR RAMP? HAVE I SHOWN THIS PICTURE OF A SMILING CHILD ON MY RAMP WITH AN INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE? RAMP RAMP RAMP.
disabled person: Ok I’ve tried, that’s it, I’m cutting ties, I no longer feel I can be in your ‘movement’. It’s like talking to a brick wall. I’m out, bye, thanks for nothing.
abled person: OMG WHY ARE YOU MEAN? WE’D LISTEN IF YOU TALKED TO US!
disabled person - lashes out in frustration: oh fuck off!
abled person: I’M SO BRAVE I PUT UP WITH SO MUCH ABUSE FROM PEOPLE. I DO REAL ACTIVISM. YOU’RE JUST LAZY ALL YOU DO IS INSULT PEOPLE ONLINE. ONLINE ACTIVISM ISN’T REAL ACTIVISM HAVE YOU SIGNED MY ONLINE PETITION TO GET A RAMP ON A PAIR OF KNICKERS?
I recently purchased a load of nail foils off ebay without really knowing what they were, I assumed they were the same as nail wraps but oh how wrong I was! So after trying unsuccessfully to use them over wet nail polish or nail glue I did some research I should have done before I bought the foils, got the proper Nail Foil glue and off I went.
For those not in the know, nail foils are like rub on transfers for your nails. They come in every colour and pattern under the sun and can be used to cover full nails or as an accent or embellishment. Nail Polish Queen’s has an in-depth guide to the intricacies of applying nail foils here. They are quite different to the plastic wraps I’d used before, not as easy really but they are cheaper, easier to create your own designs and effects with plus they remind me of primary school in all it’s PVA glue and holographic foil paper collage glory.
Nail Foils can create some stunning effects but they are definitely trickier than polish! Mine look good but once you get close up you can see bit where the foil hasn’t quite taken or ridges from my cack handed and impatient application, especially on my right hand. Though I am determined to keep practing as it’s opened up a whole new world of nails art and due to the wonders of getting a cheap job lot on ebay I have quite a few foils to keep me going! I’m currently enamoured with the gradient holographic effect I’ve gone for here using some of the gradient foil I got in my ebay job lot.New blog & pics Experimenting with Nail Foils #bbloggers #nailchat #nails I recently purchased a load of nail foils off ebay without really knowing what they were, I assumed they were the same as nail wraps but oh how wrong I was!
My first blog giveaway has ended and we have a winner -
Thank you to everyone who entered and don’t forget you can buy my nail polish on my etsy shop
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately, but I shall be back soon!
Thank you once again for all your support!
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