Chronological Archives

  • Solidarity: Disability Pride Parades The city of Chicago has been holding a disability pride parade for seven years, and San Jose recently followed suit; they held a parade celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act last weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any photos from that parade online, but I did find other photos of disability pride events, so I thought ...
  • Guest Post From Jesse the K: 20 Years and a Day for the Americans with Disabilities Act Jesse the K hopes you can take a disabled feminist to tea this month. I’d hoped to have a delicious thinky post about the difference 20 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act has made for the world, the nation, the state, and me. Meditating on those topics proved so depressing I didn’t even leave the ...
  • If CNN Won’t Do It, I Guess I Will: Transcripts of CNN’s ADA Coverage As I discussed yesterday, CNN apparently doesn’t think captioning online content is important. When that content is coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, that’s pretty offensive. Since CNN hasn’t responded to repeated requests for captioning, I decided to help them out with full transcripts of their content. I know they’re ...
  • Recommended Reading for 30 July 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 ...
  • Book Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire This post is about the book version of Wicked, not the musical (they’re quite dissimilar). There’s one minor spoiler for the musical, and I’ve tried to minimise the spoilers about the book, though this is a book review so watch out! Wicked is concerned with the story of the Wicked Witch ...
  • Question Time: Creativity Question Time is a series in which we open the floor up to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Do you do any creative things (artwork, web design, creative writing, photography, playing a musical instrument or instruments, crafts, knitting) for fun? If so, what are they, and what do you ...
  • Quick Hit: CNN: Celebrating the ADA With Uncaptioned Content For the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act on Monday, there was a big ceremony at the White House, where President Obama gave a speech. A number of people with disabilities attended, including Marlee Matlin, upon whom I have a huge crush. Matlin is an awesome actress, and she’s also a tireless crusader ...
  • Recommended Reading for Thursday, 29 July 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 and exploration only. I ...
  • Today in Journalism: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…SUPERCRIP! There’s nothing I enjoy more than a good Supercrip narrative, which is why I settled down with a bowl of Chex Mix to enjoy this delicious piece, ‘Provo woman finds blessing in hardship,’ originally published at Mormon Times. This delightful local profile of a woman with disabilities who doesn’t let her disability stop her! has ...
  • Celebrating Us: Notes for an address at the 7th Annual Simply People Celebration It is too often argued by representatives from governments and the obligated sectors that they “would like to do the things we wand and need, but these changes will simply cost too much.” We have countered that the real barriers are not cost, but a lack of political will and a question of priorities.