Chronological Archives

  • Dear Imprudence: Do Conversational Redirects Actually Work? I’m a big fan of Miss Conduct over at the Boston Globe, and she got a question recently that comes up a lot in advice columns and spaces like this one: I am disabled by an incurable disease. On the outside, I appear OK. But on the inside, I am slowly dying. People ask me ...
  • Social Campaigns Based on Ableism Via Information Aesthetics, a blog I read because i am obsessed with data visualizations and charts and graphs, I read about a new campaign designed by “eco-design consultancy Giraffe Innovation.” They’ve created a website where a user creates a humanoid form to represent themselves. The site then tracks the person’s environmental impact – things like ...
  • 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 ...
  • UK Signal Boost: Study about Disability & Benefits at the University of Leeds A series of focus groups will be scheduled around the city of Leeds at various times in the month of May and June. You will be able to choose the date and location that works best for you.
  • An Open Letter to Ms Magazine Blog I’m pretty angry about that. Not offended, Ms Magazine, angry. You see, I’m really tired of “the disabled” being treated like we’re unthinking masses. I’m especially tired of the feminist movement – you know, one that allegedly wants equal rights for all people, including women with disabilities – doing this. It ...
  • Recommended Reading for Friday, 7 May 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 ...
  • Signal Boost: Disenfranchisement at its Worst Jady Lady describes her experience as a blind vote in today’s election in the UK It was only whilst walking home with my partner that we compared notes. It appeared that my template had been placed fairly close to the left hand edge of the form, and my partner’s had been nearer the middle of the ...
  • Party Time! I’m leading off today’s dance videos with a lovely solo ballet piece: Performers in Sweden Signing and dancing: More performers using Teckenspråk, Swedish Sign Language: Gestim, a Deaf dance group, performing in Bulgaria:
  • Recommended Reading for Thursday, May 6 “Society” by Martin O’Neill, via Laugh or Cry. the personal hurricanes of kirsty mitchell – the guardian asks why so many women suffer from depression. hmmm, i’m getting a little tired of articles like this that always seem to be about the same thing. white, middle class, married, slightly older than ‘normal’ mothers talking ...
  • Signal Boost: Feminism and Mental Health – Call for Submissions Call for submissions from people of any gender who identify with feminism and have lived experiences of a psychiatric diagnosis.