Chronological Archives

  • QuickPress: Disability Blog Carnival 71 is up! As it is late and dinner is calling, I’m going to cheat and just C&P what Penny says over at Disability Studies. Penny: For All Your Disability Blog Carnival (And Disability History) Needs! The November edition is up at Modus Dopens, and it’s a good solid collection of links, around the theme of intersections. Go, ...
  • For Granted It’s odd how we sometimes take the habits of our children for granted. I have a particularly chatty child. I can’t imagine where she gets her penchant for being a non-concise story-teller. Really. I can’t. But when it is early in the morning and I haven’t had a chance to heave my second cup of coffee into ...
  • You Get Proud By Practicing: Laura Hershey, Writer, Poet, Activist, Consultant, has died For some, Laura is most famous for her bravery and strength in confronting the Jerry Lewis Telethon, organizing counter-protests and bluntly exposing the hypocrisy of honouring a man who expresses such disdain towards people with disabilities as a “humanitarian”. You can read her amazing article, From Poster Child to Protester at CripCommentary.
  • Today in Journalism: The Disabled Usually I relish picking apart a crappy article in the news for this feature, but today, I want to take a moment to rant about a phenomenon so widespread in the media that I don’t feel fair singling out one poor journalist for my ire. I’m cruel, but not unreasonably so. Also, I had a ...
  • Accessing Sexual Health Part One: Barriers To Getting There Again, these are physical barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing health services. They’re not deliberate, but they have long-term consequences that are easy to forget.
  • Recommended Reading 26 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • In praise of speech-to-text software One thing that has helped me quite a bit as a blogger, writer, grad student and person with chronic pain subject to flare-ups has been speech-to-text software. The basic idea is fairly self-evident: You install the software, plug in the headset that comes with it, open up the word processing program of your choice, and ...
  • Language Interpretation and Health Care As promised, here is a post and a place to discuss policies and procedures about language interpreting in a health care context. Unfortunately, it is going to be a slap dash post as I’m knee deep in a number of things, both professional and personal, including preparing to clean ALL THE THINGS and cook a ...
  • Recommended Reading for 25 November, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? disability is a feminist issue by Wheelchair Dancer: This conversation is an icon in the difficult relations of disability and feminism. Study: Too ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Hello Wednesday my old friend. Why I can’t remember that it’s Wednesday until late in the day (at least in my time zone), I will never know. I was going to link an article about a showcase of artwork by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing artists, and then when I re-read the article realised the only artist ...