Chronological Archives

  • Guest Post by Laura Overstreet: Book Review – Dancing at the River’s Edge: A Patient and her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness Alida Brill first landed on the “other planet” of chronic illness at age 12. In those years of the early 1960s, when her symptoms were not easily diagnosed and second-wave feminism was barely on the proverbial map, Alida became a feminist. Doctors ignored her and her mother because Brill’s symptoms were inconsistent and ...
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  • BADD: A Screenshot’s Worth A Thousand Words More for Blogging Against Disablism Day. I just poked around the entry for “Ableism” on Wikipedia. On the Talk page, I found a box placing the Ableism article within WikiProject Sociology: “This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project’s importance scale.” Ableism of low importance within Sociology? Erm, ooookay. Let’s have a closer look ...
  • I can’t count on anybody to understand. (Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010) (Cross-posted at three rivers fog. See more BADD 2010 at Goldfish’s blog.) I’m pretty open about my health issues. To be honest, I don’t know any other way to be. I know how to strategically hide my disabilities from strangers in passing interactions, but from the people with whom I interact on a daily basis? Given ...
  • 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 ...
  • Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010: Do You Need Assistance? It’s Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010, and I would highly recommend checking in at Diary of a Goldfish to see other posts on the theme! A question that I get from a lot of nondisabled folks as they are starting to explore ableism and interacting with people with disabilities is ‘I really can’t stand it when ...
  • BADD: How can I support Blogging Against Disablism Day? Every year since I started participating in BADD, I’ve had many people ask me how they – both as currently non-disabled people, and as people with disabilities – can best participate in BADD if they don’t want to, or can’t, write a post, put up a photo, or create a video or podcast. ...
  • BADD: A Thousand Words You may have noticed that I’ve been on hiatus. School holidays kicked my arse, and I crashed after, and I’ve been in the crash ever since. Hopefully I’ll climb out soon and rustle up some silverware, but meanwhile, my Blogging Against Disablism Day post is just an image from a doctor’s office, taken by me ...
  • Harry Wieder, LGBT rights, transportation, and disabilities advocate, killed I’m very sorry to learn of the death of Harry Wielder, a community activist in NY around LGBT rights, transportation, and disability. This article at Gothamist has more : Weider, 57, described himself on his Facebook page as a “disabled, gay, Jewish, leftist, middle aged dwarf who ambulates with crutches.” … Wieder ...
  • De’VIA I’m still learning about De’VIA, as my particular studies are in nineteenth century d/Deafness. What I like about what I’ve seen is looking at art that is not only explicitly political, but is explicitly about being Deaf. In Toronto, the current exhibit is paintings of Sign Language.