Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday June 9, 2010 Image: “Feel the power of the disability vote – Protest of California health care budget cuts (2009)” by Steve Rhodes, used under a creative commons license. Description: Person who is using a wheelchair, wearing a t-shirt that reads “Feel the power of the disability vote” Don’t forget to submit to this month’s Disability Blog Carnival! The Media’s Struggle ...
  • Disability Rights Activist Jacob F Baldwin dies Via tigtog at Hoyden About Town: Vale Jacob F. Baldwin 1951-2010 Jacob was a tireless advocate for innovative access solutions for people with disabilities. Most recently he was part of the Australian team behind the UniCab concept taxi that has submitted a design for an accessible electric vehicle to New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow initiative. Read ...
  • New VA Research Could Explain Lasting Effects of PTSD Gentle readers! I come to you today with a delighted feeling that I do not believe is caused by the half life if a painkiller! Today I read an article in my paper version of Stars and Stripes that had to do with the intersection of disability and veterans and I was not instantly thrown ...
  • Recommended reading for June 8, 2010 Becky CK at Happy Bodies: Why do we apologize for our bodies? Why do feel the need to apologize for our bodies’ needs and justify the choices we make about them? As I continue to incorporate body positivity into my life, I still find myself listing off what I ate all day to justify why I’m ...
  • Kids these days! The “Generation Y” panic, privilege, and erasure Recently, I read this odd article, penned by Judith Warner, in the New York Times–one in a stream of many that detail how excessively awful the current generation of young people (read: young workers) is at putting its collective nose to the grindstone, sucking it up, and generally not acting like a bunch of brats, ...
  • Recommended Reading for Monday, June 7, 2010 Description: Bright yellow button: Disabled People Want Jobs! Employment Equity Now! PSA: Opt-Out Required to Prevent Your Yahoo! Mail Contacts From Being Used for Social Network Earlier this week, Yahoo! announced a plan to try to leverage its Yahoo! Mail users’ contacts into a social network of friends who will receive your Yahoo! Updates. Once the most ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Thank You for (Proving) Your Service! Slate Magazine’s Dear Prudie got one right this week, with a letter from a woman who’s husband is a U.S. military veteran, who recently lost his leg “due to a medical condition that was unrelated to his time in the military”. According to the letter writer, her husband has adjusted well to his recent ...
  • Signal Boost: Questionnaire about UN Convention on Rights of Disabled The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) launches quick questions to ask what’s happening with the UN Convention: Do you think the Convention will make a difference in the next 12 months? What do you think could strengthen the Convention? Have you seen any changes by your governments? Have you seen any changes around article 19? ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • Fighting To Get Back And Other Cute Metaphors Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate.  Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every ...