Chronological Archives

  • Open Post: Helen Keller Mythbusting Blogswarm Day! Second, if you post something for Helen Keller Mythbusting Day, please leave a link here in the comments. Comments are open on this post, which may lead to spam or other issues, but I will keep an eye on it while I’m awake.
  • 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 ...
  • Recommended Reading for 18 June, 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 ...
  • AWP: “The Disabled” People with disabilities/the disabled are not a collective group that all agree on anything. Asking what “the disabled” want or “the disabled” are doing is exactly like asking what “women” want and what “women” are doing. Women are individuals. Some of them are women with disabilities! We don’t all want the ...
  • 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 ...
  • The High Price of Industry: Cancer Villages in China Starting in the 1990s, cancer rates in China began rising at an astounding rate. By 2007, cancer was accounting for one in five deaths in China. Similarly rapid increases in cancer rates are being seen in many other nations that are in the process of industrialising. Once considered a disease of the industrialised world, cancer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Videos: Creative Work I’m back on a video kick this week. Up first, a modern dance composition by Laura Jones. ‘Re:Bound’ is a very dynamic piece. Jones moves sinuously, using her whole body very expressively, and the music is rather moody. You can read an interview with Laura Jones published at Ballet-Dance Magazine if you’re interested in learning more ...
  • 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 ...