Ashton Deroy writes: This blog is going to be more of a journal entry & less of a rant. Not that what I talk about on the blog isn’t important to me. My last podcast on over emphasis on independence in feminism is an important manner to me. That is mainly because I think Feminism has the duty at this time to teach healthy adult relationships to society. Not just in the matter of romantic relationships but also family relationships. I can think of so many times feminism with my Step Sister and Step brother needed to be the answer to their fight. I think the reason I get so passionate about feminism is because I have a lot of soul siblings of all genders I really care about. As I said some of them are independent and some of them are more dependent. I feel strongly that they deserve to be treated well & understood. A lot of my writing has to do with creating a narrative on Feminism that means something to those people.
To talk about something else personal though. My writing on this blog & online can take a really depressed & anxious tone a times. I am just going to be blunt with my readers. I have Autism, ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Honestly I think you can sum that all up under the fact I have Autism since a lot of those things are a comorbidity to Autism.
I want my readers to know, sometimes it feels like my brain is just cooked. I think that is part of what makes me a good write & sometimes part of what can make me a bad writer. Again that is not a statement to undermine things that matter. Take for example:
- I don’t think Call centers are Socially responsible of members of the community.
- I feel Conservatism is cruel to disabled people. Conservatives say things like disabled people are entitled to less money in the workplace, that Disability is ad drain and that I am not a valued member of society. Here is the thing I want to work, but I don’t drive. I use transit and I need someone to create a schedule I can keep to & plan around.
- I think this pandemic does highlight the biggest values of Socialized Societies.
- I prefer labor rights to Universal Basic Income.
Maybe I could afford to change my presentation style on these topics though. I can openly admit that I am considering that. However, I want to be able to do that and still have my point heard. Sometimes it seems like people don’t want to stop being abusive until you make a fuss! The deliberate button pushers of prejudice!
At Keys Unemployment center in the Youth Job Connection program. We talked about things we were grateful for everyday in our journal. I feel like what I need to do now? Is repeat that action to conclude this blog. So I am grateful for…
- A woman becoming Impact Wrestling world Champion. By beating a male wrestler.
- My CBD, because this is the most pain relief I’ve had in days. Especially with the pandemic shaking up my routine so much.
- The friendly progressive people of Kingston Ontario. I don’t say this enough but people in Kingston Ontario are the nicest people.
- People providing Essential services. Workers are the hearts of our communities and many of you are not being paid enough. Especially those currently working in Grocery stores & Hospitals. These are two of the most high risk jobs in the community of Kingston Ontario.
- I am grateful I have heard call centers are sending some people to just handle calls from home. Yes this needs to be an option to reduce the spread of the virus.