Chronological Archives

  • Traveling While Disabled: One Size Fits All? When it comes accessibility, where it exists, it seems that it often begins and ends with some accommodation for wheelchair users. And it seems, at least in my experience, that this is especially so in the case of the travel industry. Several weeks ago, my air conditioning at home died and my house was hovering at ...
  • Self-Portraits With Disability: Josephine King Joesphine King is an artist with bipolar disorder who produces startling and evocative self portraits. Josephine King remembers her first self-portrait and how it showed up out of nowhere. She was “really ill” with bipolar disorder, living alone in a flat in Amsterdam. “I was in psychosis. I was desperate, not at all well in my ...
  • Check out the most recent Disability Carnival at Astrid’s Journal! September’s awesome disability carnival is up at Astrid’s Journal: Disability Blog Carnival: Identity. October’s edition is scheduled to be hosted at Through Myself and Back Again, by lilwatchergirl. Keep an eye out for more details!
  • Recommended Reading for 28 September, 2010 I hope all is well in your world on this fine Tuesday! 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? Canada: Disabled-services flip-flop at Winnipeg Free Press: The ...
  • Signal Boost: Online Dyspraxia and Higher Education Survey A FWD reader writes: I am a disabled woman and I’m doing a bit of research into the experiences of dyspraxia in higher education.  I would like to hear from anyone who has dyspraxia or any related condition (autistic spectrum conditions, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Tourrette’s). I have made a short, confidential 10-question survey, with an option to ...
  • We also have the right to be in public This is a guest post from Thetroubleis, a knitting, writing, dog training, queer uppity negress who enjoys writing about race, madness, disability, adoption and the intersections of the aforementioned subjects. She is a big geek who spends good deal of time raging against fandom and canon underrepresented of marginalized people and squeeing about new episodes. ...
  • Signal Boost: Ireland: Understanding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Date: Wednesday 29th September 2010 Venue:  Boardroom, Disability Action, Portside Business Park, 189 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm If you are a person with a disability or a representative organisation it is important that you understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and recognise when human ...
  • Recommended Reading for 27 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 ...
  • Taking a sickie It’s time for another examination of disability and the dominant Australian culture! Previously we’ve had Ableism and the Aussie Battler, now to the idea of taking a sickie. “Taking a sickie” refers to taking a sick day off from school or work though one isn’t really sick. This is called “bludging,” ...
  • Things That Make My Life Easier: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Today, I am taking a page from amandaw’s awesome series “Things That Make My Life Easier” and have chosen to spotlight ...