Chronological Archives

  • Tell The Discovery Network that their transphobia is unacceptable Late last week, PinkyIsTheBrain on tumblr began a campaign to bring attention to the new Investigation Discovery show “Who the Bleep Did I Marry?”, which equates someone being trans* with being a serial killer, a con artist, or a bank robber.
  • Recommended Reading for the Wednesday of My Discontent I’m clearing out my backlog of awesome posts that I meant to link oh-so-long ago, but really: This stuff is always timely, and always worth reading. Also, today is the Wednesday of our discontent because I’m sick and miserable. Disability & Protests: Laura Hershey: Last Word on the MDA Protests (At Least For This Year): Yes, the ...
  • ADAPT Protests partially lock-down White House! Media Yawns, Changes Subject I spent most of my weekend pretty much glued to Twitter following ADAPT’s latest action in Washington, DC and wondering where the media was, especially after a huge group of wheelchair users blockaded one of the White House gates and 16 people were arrested. I actually thought that the White House security arresting a ...
  • Recommended Reading for September 21, 2010 Natasha Tracy at Breaking Bipolar: Stop Minimizing Mental Illness: Worst Things To Say I feel, sometimes, that I am at war with the mentally-well world. This isn’t to say that many of them aren’t lovely or that I have a desire to harm anyone, but I do feel embroiled. And it’s mostly because the well population ...
  • Recommended Reading for September 20, 2010 Voting!
  • Reminder! Deadline for Submissions to the September Disability Blog Carnival is Tuesday night! I am totally cheating and just reposting what Ouyang Dan said earlier! Astrid, of Astrid’s Journal, has agreed after much consideration to host the September edition of the Disability Blog Carnival, and we at FWD/Forward are enthusiastic to support that decision! Astrid has chosen the theme “Identity”: Think of it as broadly as you want. Posts relating to ...
  • Dear Google: Can We Have Some Accessibility With Our Email Please? Actually, let me highlight that: In order to tell Google about their problems with accessibility, you need to be able to pass through the inaccessible Challenge.
  • Reactions, part two: Social aspects In my last post, I talked about the painful physical process of the near-fatal allergic reactions that I’ve been having since the age of 14. In this post, I want to address the aspect of these “attacks” that is, in some ways, crappier than the actual attacks: peoples’ reactions. Often when I mention that I am ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Just Be an Adult Already! Here’s some nostalgia for ya, gentle readers! My dad, who was completely AB for the record, lived alone in the home I now own, and for a good portion of my life had many of his needs taken care of by members of his immediate family. My Grammy did most of his laundry, unless my aunt ...
  • Signal Boost: Help Mia Mingus & CripChick! Check for more information about what Mia Mingus & Ms Crip Chick need at Leaving Evidence (mirrored at CripChick’s blog), and also check out the Book Sale at thaura zine distro: Revolutionary Love is More Than a Catch Phrase. There appears also to be an etsy sale in the works, so please keep an ...