Chronological Archives

  • Dear Imprudence: I’ll Tell the Doctor On You! Reader bzzzzgrrrl reads Dear Abby so I don’t have to; Friday’s Dear Abby column featured this question: Dear Abby: A friend of more than 40 years, “Myra,” delivered a letter to my physician outlining her observations of what she claims were “changes” in me. I was called into my doctor’s office to respond. Myra has also told ...
  • 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, ...
  • Caption This The other day, I was bemoaning, as I occasionally do, the fact that HBO doesn’t provide digital content for people who are not HBO subscribers or who can’t get HBO where they are. I happen to be a fan of several HBO shows and I would really like to watch them as they air, rather ...
  • 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: Interview Subjects Needed in Phnom Penh Ann Kwan is a master’s student ‘exploring the optimal combination of formal education and informal training that would best provide a young person with physical disabilities a fair chance at competing in the normal Cambodian job market.’ She’s looking particularly for people who can bring a gendered experience to the issue. She tells ...
  • Feasting the Eyes: Visual Art Created by Disabled Artists This entry in our ongoing series of posts featuring works created by disabled artists is focused on visual artists. ‘Golden Koi’ was painted by Jeffrey L Salyers, a retired letter carrier with Parkinson’s Disease. You can read more about Jeffrey and see some of his work here. ‘Lifted by the Wind’ is a pen and ink drawing ...
  • 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? ...