September 15th, 2011
You can’t talk about Working and Health Activism (or working and living with a chronic condition) without discussing the topic of disclosure. Way back in March we talked all about health disclosure and the “do you tell?” question. Health Activists had a lot to say on this topic. Today Tayla shares a bit more into the decision-making process behind disclosure because, at the end of the day, it’s a personal, individual decision that you’ve got to make for yourself. –Amanda
March 2nd, 2011
(This is a metaphor)
From one of my favorite websites, (dictionary.com):
dis·close [dih-sklohz] verb
1. to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret
2. to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view: In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.
The word “disclose” was first used right around the time of The Renaissance, an era of rebirth: artistic expression, intellectual transformation, and scientific advances. A time when people rose from the darkness of the past centuries and began opening themselves up to a new way of life. Now, whether this is a more romanticized version of what actually happened or not – the idea of a Renaissance from the Dark Ages fits perfectly with our March theme of Health Disclosure (and the upcoming first day of Spring!).