Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for December 2 Recommended Reading for Wednesday, December 2, 2009
  • Poetry! I’ve been thinking a lot about disability and creativity. Harnessing our energies and letting them into the universe, finding ways to express our experiences. I wanted to share a few poems I’ve found by disabled women. “Naked, at 45” by Tracy Koretsky Like pampas grass, whose blush fades, whose reeds desiccate and snap, or like the house left ...
  • Guest Post: Disability and Aging Living in our bodies is a day-by-day, minute-by-minute experience. In our experience, and the experience of our friends who are our ages or older, aging does entail additional maintenance time and energy. More small things about our bodies need attention than they did 25 years ago. We go to doctors more often. We have more ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 1 Recommended Reading for Tuesday, December 1, 2009
  • Accommodation is Not “Special Treatment” “Treat us like you would anyone else.” It’s a common catchphrase you hear in some spheres of disability rights activism when an able bodied person asks about how to behave around people with disabilities. Pretty simple, right? Treat us like you would anyone else. Acknowledge that we are human beings. That we have a right to ...
  • Reading List: Mental Health Diversion Courts Yes, this looks like our daily Recommended Reading posts that Anna does for us every day – but it’s different. Reading List is a selection of links around a single issue or topic, as a start for those interested in exploring it further. The initial edition, on mental health diversion courts, was sparked when I ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 30 Recommended Reading for November 30, 2009
  • Some Thoughts on The Time Traveler’s Wife This post contains spoilers for the book and the film. The other day I went to see the film version of my favourite book, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. I was expecting a more gooey version of the book, and was a little apprehensive about the treatment of disability, but I wasn’t expecting what I ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Getting It Right After our inaugural Dear Imprudence column, in which I called out some bad advice, I thought it might be nice to go to the other side of the spectrum, and check out some good advice offered up in an advice column. After all, advice columnists do get it right now and then. As it turns out, ...
  • “Cast Offs” – A Warning for Rape-threat Content Cast Offs is a new British TV show. This scripted fake-reality show aims to spoof Survivor-type shows by placing six people with different disabilities (all physical or sensory) on an island. All are played by actors with a disability. The show also shows a series of flashbacks, with each episode focusing on one of the ...