Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • Weekly Job Roundup Disclaimer: None of the jobs in these round-ups are endorsed by anyone at FWD. We can’t answer any questions about them. United States: The Perkins Institute for the Blind has a list of job opportunities. The ones that specifically came to my attention were Director, Perkins International Program and Director of International Resource Development. Hungary: MDAC is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Who Appointed You the Parking Police? This week’s livechat with Prudence featured a question that seems to crop up endlessly, like, pretty much whenever a person with a disabled parking placard pulls up to a parking space and gets out of ou car: Q. Parking Lot Etiquette: I live in an apartment that overlooks the building’s handicapped parking spots. I have noticed ...
  • Following Up: Auggie on Covert Affairs, Part Two Content note: This post contains spoilers for season one, episode seven of Covert Affairs, ‘Communication Breakdown.’ I am nothing if not scrupulously fair to shows I enjoy shredding, so when numerous people informed me that I had to watch this week’s episode of Covert Affairs and write about it, I complied, although I confess I armed ...
  • Recommended Reading for 27 August, 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? United Kingdom: ESA: It Doesn’t Add Up by lilwatchergirl at Through Myself and Back Again. No wonder there’s so much anxiety around ...
  • Signal Boost! The Fight For Reproductive Justice Some of you may know that most of us here are FWD/Forward lurk around at other places doing other things when we are not toiling on the backend here at the humble blog. I happen to spend a bit of my time writing under my actual name over at Change.org’s Women’s Rights blog as the ...
  • Quickpress: Follow FWD on Facebook! For those of you who are savvy social media types, or if you are like me and lack the self-discipline to click the tab closed, you can now follow us on Facebook! If you are a Facebook user I hope that you will check us out! Check out Facebook’s FAQ for information on accessibility on Facebook, such ...