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About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.

Naked selfies!! And online security as a feminist issue.

An audio version of this post is available here. When you mention naked selfies, a lot of women (I haven’t canvassed men) aren’t comfortable with the idea and would prefer to do the whole “being naked” thing in person. Because … Continue reading

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Deep roots & bones, a love letter.

An audio version of this post is available here. Hello, love. Come with me. Come on.¬† Once upon a time, in a country¬†very, very close to here, there was an enormous party thrown by a Queen. Well. Some people organised … Continue reading

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What’s it like / it’s like (when the words come home)

An audio version of this post is available here. It’s like … (and I wrote about this before, because I know this landscape so much better than I know the landscape my eyes look at every day, the landscape that … Continue reading

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TW suicide and depression and all that jazz.

An audio version of this post is available here. You can’t write about anyone else’s experience of depression, only your own. I got off twitter as soon as the S-word started being bandied about, in connection with Robin Williams. I … Continue reading

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It must come down.

Paedophilia, rape, back-handers, theft of public money, warmongering for profit, the slaughter of thousands every year for profit. The theft of other countries’ – poorer countries’ – money and resources through debt. The theft of the resources of the poor. … Continue reading

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Cis and bigotry.

I was born in 1969. Two years after being a gay or bisexual man became technically legal, but a very long time (indeed the process is STILL ongoing), before it became socially acceptable. During my childhood, I recall a great … Continue reading

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Advice I would have given me when I first got #MECFS. (#MECFSAwarenessDay)

There are about 250k people in the UK suffering from ME, MECFS, MECFSID, CFS. The fact we don’t even have one name to call this condition (Myalgic encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Immune deficiency) says it all. 250k is … Continue reading

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