Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Take Your R-Word Somewhere Else Emily Yoffe has really been striking out in the advice sweepstakes lately, but she redeemed herself in this week’s livechat, when a reader wrote in to say: Q. Dealing With the R-Word: How can I respond to people who use the word “retard” or “retarded” as derogatory term in my presence? I have two beautiful children ...
  • 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.
  • Sometimes social justice is about staying silent I’ve been thinking about the kinds of things I get asked to write, and am expected to write. There’s a particular matter I’ve been asked to comment upon for FWD/Forward a number of times, because it concerns a particular intersection of disability and something else of which only I and one other member of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm: Psychiatry-themed Plush Toys In Germany, the toymaker Paraplush has evidently just released a line of psychiatry-themed plush toys. Each comes ‘packaged with a personalized medical history and treatment plan.’ They’re tied in with an online game made by the same company (warning, Flash, autoplay). Like, for example, Kroko the crocodile: Kroko here ‘needs your help!’ His ‘patient profile‘ tells ...
  • 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 ...