Skip to main content

Let's Talk About Disability Pride! (I Met One of the Producers from Crip Camp!)

  Today is the 31 st anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act and Disability Pride Month! In case you didn’t know t his important civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else (Social Media: Tweets & Posts, n.d). What a month to show your support for the disability community! This past week I attended the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) summer conference in Austin, Texas and the opening speaker was Andréa LaVant one of the producers of Crip Camp. She told her story of growing up as a Black disabled women and how it affected her. What stood out to me the most was that while she had been taught about Black pride she had never been taught about disability pride. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “Let’s Talk about Disability Pride” with a black colored fist that reads Support Disability Rights. As a former Special Education teacher I remember talking about f

Adult Daily Living Skills: Ms. Duggan Makes a Brown Sugar Scrub

 

So if you’ve been following my blog and/or YouTube you know I like to indulge in a little self-care from time to time and I even consider it to be an independent living skill. You may have seen my videos on at home manis/pedis and a virtual painting classes where I take a little time out for myself to do something fun. I am actually teaching a course on domestic violence right now and this past Saturday we spoke about self-care. Self-care is typically not thought of as much when talking about domestic violence but it is a major component in recovering from the traumatic events that DV brings.


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video on ADL: Ms. Duggan Makes a Brown Sugar Scrub with a picture of Coconut Oil, Peppermint Oil, and Brown Sugar. I also have a picture of the scrub on my hands.



As I was going over my PowerPoint, I thought to make a self-care item for my class as a special surprise. I saw a recipe for a DIY scrub that I had the materials for so I thought I would give it a shot. The Brown Sugar Scrub that I made only had three ingredients: Brown Sugar, any kind of oil (I used Coconut Oil), and the optional use of an essential oil (I used Peppermint), which made it pretty easy to follow. I mixed all of these items up in a bowl and placed them in individual plastic jars that I bought from Michael’s. The scrub itself felt very moisturizing and smelled amazing! I even added a personalized label that read “Hey Queen! Have you practiced your self-care today?” with a list of the ingredients used to make the scrub.

Figure 2: This is a picture of the scrub on my hands. It is brown with white pieces of Coconut Oil.

 

What’s your idea of self-care? Are you into making DIY items? If so, what do you typically make? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Be sure to check out my latest YouTube video and tell me what you think of the scrub!

 

SUBSCRIBE: Ms. Duggan Makes a Brown Sugar Scrub

PURCHASE MY EBOOK HERE: Link for eBook

Coupon Code: Ms. Duggan

 




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The eBook is HERE! Purchase Below!

  That’s right guys my eBook is finally here! You would not believe how hard I have worked on this over the last several weeks. The purpose of this book is to provide Adult Daily Living Skills for individuals who want to or already live independently. The book has six ADLs with an activity and lesson plan for each. I also have an accessible copy for all of my folks who utilize screen readers. Be sure to send me an email with proof of purchase at duggan138@gmail.com and I will be sure to send you the accessible version for free. I hope to write a more in depth book with even more ADLs in the near future so be on the lookout! Now where is that coupon code? Check it out below! Figure 1: This is the cover of my eBook. I am standing in the kitchen smiling with my arms folded while wearing a white top and pink skirt. Coupon Code: Ms. Duggan Link for eBook Subscribe to my YouTube channel: Subscribe to My YouTube Channel  

Tips for First Year Doctoral Students

  Figure 1 :  This is a picture of a black doctoral cap   Well my first year as a doctoral student has come to an end. I turned in my last assignment of the semester earlier this week and man did it feel good! I still plan to take summer courses but I have about a month break until then. This first year has taught me so much about my major of higher education and myself. This past semester I took on History of Higher Education and Introduction to Quantitative Statistics. While the history course wasn’t so bad the stats course was a whole other ball game! Especially for someone who has always struggled with numbers. This course took a lot of getting used to and reminded me of somethings that all first year doctoral students should know. Figure 2: This is a picture of pink balloon letters that spell the word "friends". First things first make friends with the people in your program. This may be hard due to COVID and if you are in an online program like myself but don’t le

What's Biden Doing for Student Loan Forgiveness? (You May Already Qualify!)

  (This a photo of me smiling at my desk used as a thumbnail for my YouTube video on What's Biden Doing with Student Loan Forgiveness?) A hot topic right now in politics is the Biden Administration and student loan forgiveness. I myself have been keeping up with all headlines regarding this matter because like most of you all I have a student loan balance. While the balance is small compared to most folks, it’s still a balance and where I’m at currently in my debt free journey. In case you were unaware, about two weeks ago a report came out that President Biden asked Michael Cardona, the Secretary of Education to write a memo regarding the legalities of him being able to forgive student loan debt through an executive order and how much can be forgiven. Biden’s main buzz around his campaign to become president was that he would forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. However, now democrats are pressuring him to forgive at least $50K but Biden seems to be unsure about this citing tha