Chronological Archives

  • Video: Deaf Actress Shoshannah Stern On Her Role In ‘Children of a Lesser God’ I think it’s pretty well known around here that I have a huge crush on Shoshannah Stern, who appeared in Deaf West‘s production of Children of a Lesser God last year as Sarah, the role made famous by fellow Deaf actress Marlee Matlin (on whom I also have a huge crush). Sadly, the run ...
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: The Awkward Lines of -ist Language [The scene sets with OYD, a slightly pale yet never-the-less still quite indigenous woman, sitting down to her trusty Macbook Pro, a laptop named “Lappy”, who has seen better days. She sets down and opens up her “drafts” tab under FWD/Forward, where she notices that egads! she has been working on this book review for over ...
  • Disability and the House Key: Housing Discrimination, Disabilities, and Where the Law Falls Short This post originally appeared on this ain’t livin’. A 1988 amendment to the Fair Housing Act in the United States specifically banned housing discrimination on the basis of ability status. Under the law in the United States, landlords, mortgage lenders, and management companies legally cannot discriminate against people with disabilities when it comes to renting and ...
  • Happy Veteran’s Day! You Don’t Exist! I received a message on Facebook today (my personal account, not FWD/Forward’s account, which is not currently being updated because *ahem* Facebook seems to refuse to fix their blog importing tool and I can’t keep up with manually posting it every day…but I plan to try… /Facebookrant). It was one of those “fun meme” invitations, ...
  • Recommended Reading for 12 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? Sydney Morning Herald: Why I’m not in the queue for the disabled loo by Liz Ellis. There was a debate ...
  • Veterans Day/Remembrance Day/Armistice Day: Women Serve Too Depending on where in the world you are, your nation may be celebrating Veterans Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day today (or yesterday, for those living IN THE FUTURE); I happen to be in the United States at the moment, where we are observing Veterans Day. There’s a thing I notice, in narratives about veterans. Only ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 11, 2010 Recommended Reading for November 11, 2010
  • Happy post: Winston I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and have never quite known how to ...
  • Honorable James Mwandha, Disability Rights Activist, has died I have received the shocking news from Uganda of the Death of Honorable James Mwandha. He has been suffering from Post Polio syndromes and Pressure. The World Disability Movement has lost an Asset. May his soul rest in eternal peace. I kindly request One Minute of Silence in recognition of the work ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, November 10 I am apparently a month behind as I originally dated this for October. Oh self. If it were October, I wouldn’t be so far behind! Wishful thinking? Captain Kitt at A Gentle Nerd of Leisure: Our Mental Health System? More Mental than Healthy! (Note this post also includes discussion of eating disorders, ...