Chronological Archives

  • FWD Retrospective Week: Pop Culture Edition Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. s.e. smith: Hipster Ableism Hipster -ism is a type of humour which people use because they mistakenly identify it as edgy and transgressive. The idea is that it’s funny because it’s pushing social ...
  • 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 ...
  • FWD Retrospective Week: Reviews Edition Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Annaham: Film Review: HBO’s “Kevorkian” The entire film is framed by Kevorkian’s ill-fated 2008 bid for a congressional seat representing the state of Michigan –  his platform, as the film shows it, leans ...
  • 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 ...
  • FWD Retrospective Week: Disability Narratives Edition Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Anna: Lucky for us, there’s money to be thrown One of the many, many things that bothers me about disability & accessibility is how many of the problems can be solved by throwing ...
  • 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.  Ze 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 ...
  • We Are Not Your Props Last week, the Internet exploded over the case of Jody McIntyre, a wheelchair user who was pulled out of his chair during a demonstration in Britain in front of a shocked crowd. I saw the Tweets rolling out live as the incident happened, with people demanding to know why the event wasn’t being covered on ...
  • Recommended Reading for 24 December, 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? The Broken of Britain: The GP’s Story by Dr Jest So there you have it. Neither Pete nor Dud would have chosen ...