What do you do? Have you considered changing careers and joining the millions of successful people at Lyone-
No, wait, better not speak its name or spammers will come a-running.
Seriously, though, you put a heck of a lot of effort advocating for handicap issues. Not only here, but to businesses’ management and the occasional person you meet (often, it seems, in a parking lot). Between posting here, writing there, and some other verb I can’t think of in some other place that would make this list nice and rounded, you put a lot of time and effort into the field.
I really don’t remember much else about you, so forgive if this has been done before or it’s redundant with what you already do.
Do you love your current job/profession. Love love love it? Go to work singing a merry tune and have to tear yourself away? If not, what the fuck are you doing at your job when you clearly have a calling (in the general, hyperbolic sense, not the religious woo sense) to work as an advocate or some other occupation that would fit the context and improve this sentence.
I don’t mean penny ante bullshit blogging or regular posting. That’s important and all, but given your output here and what you talk about in meatspace, you should be doing this full time. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to find work in any field that applies whatever skills you have to lobbying, bureaucratic assistance, information clearning, etc.
Opportunities are legion. Go to idealist.org for one source of non-profit jobs that fill every nook and cranny (disclosure: we both advertise on idealist and have found clients from there. Notwithstanding that, it’s an excellent Web site for finding work). If you have to be a special little snowflake, go to Kickstarter with an idea.
You can pick a thousand little battles to fight and post about here. Or you can commit to making a change that will dwarf everything you’ve done up to this point.
I’m sorry to hijack your 6,468 thread about an injustice.
If you already work in the field, please let me know so I can put this post into my time machine and send it to your younger self so it will would have by now had its proper effect.