April 26, 2006, 3:57 pm

First of May: Blogging Against Disablism Day

Boy, ads like this are right up my alley!

I swear I was born 30 years too late.

This would have recruited me into nursing faster than you could say “Florence Nightingale”.

Even if she does suffer from “flat cap syndrome”.

And it’s an ad for Pepperell sheets, of all things.


On May 1st, I will be joining over seventy other bloggers in what I believe is the first “Blogging Against Disablism Day“.

I first discovered the link via Mary over at The Mote in the Light and my first thought was that I had little to offer. Then I began to realize, via personal experience, that not all disabilities are visible.

So what exactly is “disablism”?

This post at The Perorations of Lady Bracknell puts it rather succinctly.

You don’t have to be disabled to join the ranks of those blogging on this topic on May 1st. The only thing that separates those who are disabled and those who are not can be something as simple as a glance away from the road…

….the Lady tells it much better than I ever could.

Do read the links.

You will be inspired.


  • Kelly

    April 26, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about it Kim! I don’t read those blogs, so I may not have had the opportunity to participate.

  • mary

    April 27, 2006 at 4:55 am

    Have you read “We Band of Angels”, about the nurses on Battaan and Corregidor who were prisoners of war for many months? Boy, that will make you proud to be a nurse. That cape is awesome, but sure wouldn’t have made it in the jungle or at Anzio either (where nurses were killed in service in WW2). Nurses are forgotten war heroes. If I can get the html right, this should link, if not, search the book title!We Band of Angels

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