Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for 3 September, 2010: Transportation Edition This edition was Anna’s idea! 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? United States Department of Transportation: AirTran Fined for Violating Rules Protecting Air Travelers with Disabilities. Of the ...
  • Recommended Reading for 02 September 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 ...
  • Girls in Pants: The Very Special Lesson on How to “Draw the Chair” Gentle Readers! It has been a long time and I know you were afraid that I had forgotten to read and review Ann Brashares’ third installment of the much beloved YA series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! Well, fear not! I managed to fit it in whilst chewing my way through Terry Goodkind’s Sword ...
  • The “Gifted” — Who Needs Assistance When You Just Work Hard Enough? Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series, recommended to me by The Guy, my partner of several years now, whom I thought loved me, seemed innocuous enough. I thought it a simple fantasy series woven with a love story (“woven” here should read more like a nice cudgel to the head), which I was looking for. ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 31, 2010 Pamela Paul for the New York Times: Can Preschoolers be Depressed? In the winter of 2009, when Kiran was 5, his parents were told that he had preschool depression, sometimes referred to as “early-onset depression.” He was entered into a research study at the Early Emotional Development Program at Washington University Medical School in St. ...
  • I Wonder If I’ll Get Delay of Game… I received an email from my Primary Care Manager the other day. She responded to my message that I needed refills even though it wasn’t time for me to come back in for a visit yet to let me know she had arranged for all of my scripts. At the end was something that winds up ...
  • Recommended Reading for 30 August 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 ...
  • Signal Boost: Submissions Requested for the September Disability Blog Carnival 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 transforming identities, are of course especially welcome, as they honor ...
  • Signal Boost: The August Edition of The Disability Blog Carnival is Up at Brilliant Mind, Broken Body Reader Astrid informs me that The Disability Blog Carnival is up and on the go for August at Brilliant Mind, Broken Body, courtesy of Kali. This Month’s theme is “distance”: I think distance is an interesting concept because we use the same word to mean so many different things – the space between ideas, the space ...
  • Liberal ableism I consider myself to be a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, at least in the way that the term is commonly defined in the United States. Hesitant as I am to list all of my “liberal” qualifications, let’s just get some things out of the way: I am unapologetically feminist, pro-LGBQTIA rights, and am actively working to be ...