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  • Goodbye From FWD Dear Readers: We agreed when we began that this site wouldn’t run indefinitely, that we would move aside when the time has come, and that time has come. Long before FWD was even imagined, people were writing about disability and feminism, in spaces across the Internet, coming from a variety of lived experiences and beliefs. In the ...
  • The Largest Minority Round Table Discussion: Glee and Disability in Pop Culture That’s right. And we’re tired of preaching to the converted. I mean, we’re all sitting here, all of us here are sitting in the room talking about these things that we talk to each other about all day every day. It would have been nice to have someone like Ryan Murphy sharing practices ...
  • For Your Tool-Box: How to get YouTube Captions to make a Transcript My friend Capriuni passed along to me this awesome YouTube video of “Your Brains” (original song by Jonathon Coulton). In and of itself, that’s not really note worthy – Capriuni is my source for many cool things in YouTube’s Deaf communities. The video itself is subtitled for the ASL-impaired. That’s where things got interesting, because my ...
  • Signal Boost: Disabled Peoples’ International 8th World Assembly South Africa 10-13 October 2011 Via Email: Attend DPI World Assembly and visit South Africa. Share the experiences of People with Disabilities from around the World and living in Africa. An opportunity not to be missed. For more information, check out their website.
  • Disability Rights Activist Max Starkloff has died Among other achievements, the Starkloffs and Paraquad introduced curb cuts and handicapped parking spaces to St. Louis, made St. Louis the first city in the country to have wheelchair lifts on public buses and fought to make more buildings accessible to disabled people. Starkloff co-founded the National Council on Independent Living and lobbied for the ...
  • Trailer for Gen Silent (Video with Transcript) Dale Mitchell, Ethos Executive Director. He looks to me like he’s a white man in his 40s.: We’ve heard about homemakers going in, taking out a bible and having the elder pray, and asking for forgiveness. Lisa Krinsky. She’s a white woman in an office surrounded by files, and works for LGBT Aging ...
  • Signal Boost: International Network of Women with Disabilities The International Network of Women with Disabilities (INWWD) is a group of of international, regional, national or local organizations, groups or networks of women with disabilities, as well as individual women with disabilities and our allies. The mission of the INWWD is to enable women with disabilities to share our knowledge and experience, enhance our ...
  • Signal Boost: SUPERFEST International Disability Film Festival Calls for Entries Via Email Your Opportunity to Contribute to Disability Culture SUPERFEST, the world’s longest-running juried international disability film festival, is seeking your entry for submission to our 2011 film competition. SUPERFEST is the primary international showcase for innovative films that portray disability culture and experience in all its diverse, complex, and empowering facets. This year we have selected a ...
  • Reminder! Carnival of Mental Health is coming up! CBTish reminds us all that the Carnival of Mental Health #2 is coming up! This is a reminder that the next Blog Carnival of Mental Health will be published here on December 31. Thank you to Nyx and Kaie, who have already submitted their blogs for this carnival. If you have a post to submit, please let ...
  • Guest Post: Embracing Disability, Struggling for Emancipation, Part two: Dissecting Content and Medium Eliot Renard is a genderqueer, feminist, socialist Chicagoan who enjoys making math and science accessible and fun for students through various online tutoring programs. ┬áZe also has a health blog, personal blog and tumblr, because compartmentalizing is fun. This is the second post of a short series; part one, “Rocky Beginnings,” can be ...