Chronological Archives

  • Today in Journalism: Woman Dances, World Reels In Shock Last night, The Learning Channel in the United States aired a special on JoAnne Fluke, a dancer from Kansas. Since I’m writing about this on FWD/Forward, I think you can guess that JoAnne Fluke is a disabled woman. Fluke has caudal regression syndrome, a congenital condition of the lower spine. She was given a prognosis ...
  • Recommended Reading for 23 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 ...
  • Things That Make My Life Easier, An Invitation (Part 3 of 3) Cross-posted: three rivers fog, FWD/Forward, Feministe. Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 This is a series I always hoped would catch on. Because hey, I can write about stuff that helps me live my life, but that’s only one experience. I would love to see a community full of people writing resource posts for ...
  • Weekly Job Roundup Canada: (This one came over an email list I’m on specifically looking for people with disabilities or ties to the disability community.) In this newly created position, Flight Centre Accessible Travel is seeking an ambitious Business Development Manager to join their dedicated team in Vancouver. In this unique role, the successful candidate will use their sales expertise to ...
  • Things That Make My Life Easier, A Reintroduction (Part 2 of 3) Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 In the realm of disability, there is a lot of terminology like: assistive device, accommodation, care services, mobility aid, various sorts of therapy/treatment (physical/behavioral/occupational/speech/etc.); and so forth, about things/people/services which fill various common needs that people ...
  • Mental Health and the Gulf Oil Spill We are still trying to get our heads around the massive and far-reaching effects of the massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It’s clearly too soon for anyone to even predict what all the effects are going to be, much less estimate the severity or significance of those effects. The ...
  • Dear Imprudence: How terrible when blind people are seen and heard I read this letter to Dear Abby and Abby’s awesomely ableist response. I wonder how she would have responded to a different letter.
  • Recommended Reading for 20 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? Wheelchair Dancer writes about Body Matters: It’s about how we imagine living in other people’s bodies and the value we ascribe to ...
  • Reproductive Justice is for Everyone, Even People You Don’t Like There’s a sign on the wall of a local clinic which says, according to my paraphrasing memory: You have the right to decide if you want to have children or not, and to determine their number, timing, and spacing. The clinic provides reproductive health services to low income members of the community, and plays an important role ...
  • Recommended Reading for 19 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 ...