Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for October 19, 2010 Corina Becker at No Stereotypes Here: Real Communication Shutdown I was recently asked by a person on Twitter to participate, and I responded that there wasn’t much of a point, since I am Autistic, and do not require to learn about difficulties that I myself face in communicating. kaz at Kaz’s Scribblings (DW): trials and tribulations — ...
  • Going Through the Motions I’ve been in hiding. I admit it. I’ve been shoving myself headlong into activities that keep my busy, and exhausted. Still I always feel This strange estrangement Nothing here is real, nothing here is right* “Wow! Aren’t you Supermom?” Well, not really. It just keeps me occupied. Just hoping no one knows That I’ve been* But really, I don’t have this kind of energy. To ...
  • Deportation by Default, Part Two: United States Wrongfully Deports Disabled Citizen In July, a study was released discussing disabled immigrants and revealing some alarming facts about who is in immigration detention in the United States. I wrote about it here, and the numbers were pretty astounding. The study uncovered the fact that 15% of the people in immigration detention in the United States had disabilities that ...
  • Recommended Reading for 18 October 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Help, My Friend Is A Bigot! ‘Friend or Foe’ is perhaps one of the most deliciously odd advice columns I read; the basic premise is that people having sticky questions with interpersonal relationships write in for advice. As the name of the column implies, it tends to be pretty blunt with the advice and the dividing people into one of two ...
  • Someone Get This Rock Off Of My Chest… I read a post at Crazy Mermaid’s Blog recently that neatly summarized some things that I have been struggling with lately. Friends and loved ones of those with a mental illness have a hard time understanding noncompliance with medication.  Why, they reason, if the drug helps control the symptoms of the mental illness, doesn’t ...
  • Action Alert: United States: Support The Keeping All Students Safe Act On September 29th, 2010, Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation to establish federal minimum standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. The Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 3895) is the Senate companion to H.R. 4247, passed with overwhelming support by the House of Representatives on March ...
  • A Study in Contrasts: Accessibility and the California State Government I am, as some readers may be aware, in the process of moving house which means that I am skittering about in all directions trying to do things like getting my address changed everywhere and rounding up boxes and impatiently waiting ...
  • Signal Boost: Call for Papers: Body Politics Breaking Boundaries: Body Politics and the Dynamics of Difference a Conference at Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York March 4-5, 2011 Free and Open to the Public Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Wann Fat Activist and Author of Fat!So? Also featuring: Susan Schweik Author of The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public When it comes to “the body,” the definition of normal is fluid and changes across cultures and time. ...
  • Video Post: Rachel I think it will help immensely because I get to do other things. There’s a whole world of possibilities that I haven’t even tried that I’m willing to try. Work in OMNI, maybe help the staff with stuff like scheduling and I’ll be more independent and just … just do more things, like… ...