Chronological Archives

  • Quick Hit: Discussion and Writing Group for Women of Color Living with Disabilities in Seattle, US Via a Facebook friend: ~~~Discussion and Writing Group for Women of Color Living with Disabilities ~~~ We are two women of color* living with disabling chronic illness. We want to connect with others women of color who are living with disabilities in the greater Seattle area to talk and write about our experiences. Being women and being people ...
  • Avoidance Building on what Chally talked about in her post about doing fine, I wanted to discuss some of the disability aspects of my recent semi-absence. Sometimes I feel like thinking about, reading about, writing about, arguing about, disability issues can become overwhelming for me. I feel that there are so many problems – ableist policies ...
  • Recommended Reading for June 17, 2010 It’s really warm in Halifax. I wish I had a cool pool to slip in to…. Photo by dblackadder”, used under a Creative Commons License. How To Fight Ableism: Some Easy Steps On most of the vectors where I have privilege, if somebody could point me to real, concrete ways I could help with local, immediate effect ...
  • Disability in Pop Culture: I know where the Black Stork Comes From When people tell stories about families like mine – the dude in the wheelchair with omg!cancer, the crazy lady who hides under her desk so nothing can get her – they tend to tell three stories: “Bitter Cripple Who Needs To Be Schooled By Abled-Folks About How Their Life Isn’t Over Yet”, “Overcoming Adversity: A ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, June 16, 2010 I am having difficulties accepting we are halfway through June. Couple Exchange Vows in Central Park When two partners who receive SSI benefits get married, Medicaid reduces those benefits to 75 percent of the total that both individuals received prior to marrying. As a result, many couples with disabilities, like gay ...
  • Recommended Reading for June 15, 2010 dhobikikutti (DW): This is also needed: A Space In Which To Be Angry And what I have realised is that there is a sixth component to zvi‘s rules, and that is that complaining about and calling out what you do not like does help, slowly, painfully, get rid of it. Every time I see friends who make ...
  • You Can’t Legislate Ableism Away Of the most pervasive myths about anti-discrimination legislation is that the passage of the legislation somehow magically puts a stop to the discrimination, making everything hunky dory. This myth is most commonly believed by people who are not personally impacted by the discrimination that legislation was designed to address. It’s unfortunately a pretty easy myth ...
  • Doctor Who: The Doctor and Disability This post presumes you’ve seen Doctor Who up to and including “The Lodger”, which is episode 11 of the current season. Since I know this episode hasn’t aired everywhere yet, I’m going to put it behind a cut tag. I’m also going to distract you with a picture of a kitten. [I went with ...
  • Recommended Reading for Monday, June 14 Reminder! Helen Keller Mythbusting Blogswarm! Adoption, Race, Disability and the Vaule of People You see, my parents got a discount on my adoption for two reasons. The first one was that I am black. Black babies weren’t as popular in 1990, so I was in foster care for a while. The other reason they got a discount ...
  • Bloggy Housekeeping Tasks I wanted to bring folks’ attention to a few things on the blog!