Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading, July 1 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 ...
  • (My) Crush of the Week: Zach Anner I’m a bit late out of the gate on this one because I actually read about Zach last week, but didn’t have time to write about him until this week. For those who don’t breathlessly follow US pop culture, Zach Anner is a man with cerebral palsy who is participating in a competition sponsored by ...
  • Creative Work: AXIS Dance Company On Saturday, abby jean, Annaham, and I went to see AXIS Dance Company, an integrated dance company based in the Bay Area, perform at the Yerba Buena Arts Festival in San Francisco. After some misadventures (namely us climbing way too many stairs because we went to the wrong place first), we managed to find the performance ...
  • Recommended Reading, June 30 Anxiety Girl, by Natalie Dee. Seen at Learning Log. Danger Room blog at Wired – Military’s Mental Health Treatment Leader Stepping Down The director of the military’s top center for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries is resigning, after ongoing criticism of the facility’s inability to cope with the thousands of troops suffering from the ...
  • On Cure Evangelism Note: This post was written primarily with nondisabled readers in mind. Cure evangelism is a scourge which seems unlikely to vanish any time soon, so we may as well address it and have a little chat about what it is, why it is problematic, and what you, personally, can do about it. This is not ...
  • Recommended Reading for June 29, 2010 sasha_feather at access_fandom (DW): Institutionalized Access So for disabled people, suddenly the world is a lot harder to navigate because it is not designed for people with disabilities. It is designed for the “default” or unmarked human. This is a practical concern but it also sucks because it is discrimination. But this does not have to ...
  • Wii Fit Making Exercise More Accessible? I read recently in an issue of Family Circle Magazine (DON’T JUDGE ME!) (There was a fried chicken recipe I wanted to try out!) that “Japanese research” (could they be any more vague and list any fewer resources?) indicates that using a Wii Fit burns just as many calories as doing moderate exercise. There was ...
  • Recommended Reading, June 28 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 ...
  • Once-a-week Job Search Roundup Here’s a list of potential jobs that explicitly seek people with disabilities/disabled people, or are explicitly invited to apply, that have come across my desk this week. Please note: I have no knowledge of these jobs, don’t endorse them, and can tell you nothing about them. United States: Jobs for College Grads with Disabilities is a portal ...
  • The Second Summer of the Sisterhood: Choosing How to Fight Your Own Demons Oh, Young Adult Lit you are my Bravo Foxtrot Foxtrot. A while back I read and reviewed Ann Brashares’ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants here. I loved it, and proceeded to immediately read the sequel, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, but neglected to write anything about it. I have come to you, dearest readers, ...