Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • Accessibility and the Good Cripple The Good Cripple archetype has been fascinating me lately, in part because I worked on several Bitch posts which involved this archetype and the ways in which it harms people with disabilities. The Good Cripple, of course, is the person with disabilities who never rocks the boat, never raises a fuss, never causes problems, doesn’t ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 22nd Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for certain material present in articles, but your ...
  • Question Time: Three Words Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. What are three words (or phrases) you would use to describe your experience of disability? It can be with regard to what goes on inside you, or responding to other people’s reactions, ...
  • Disability in Rwanda Nobody knows how many people with disabilities there are in the world. In doing some basic research, I saw estimates ranging from 300 to 600 million. This is partly a definitional issue – it’s hard to get people to agree what “disabled” means – but mostly is because nobody has ever tried to figure it ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 21st Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for certain material present in articles, but your ...
  • Call for Submissions is out for Disability Blog Carnival #63: Relationships The call for submissions is out for the 63rd disability blog carnival, which will be held at the Dreamwidth disability community. PWD and allies are welcome to submit. The theme is “relationships”. Avendya explains: This does not necessarily mean romantic relationships – how has your disability affected your relationship with your family? How do you manage balancing ...
  • Seven reactions to reviews of Rachel Axler’s “Smudge” I’ve been shaking my head over the press for Rachel Axler’s new hipster-ableist play, Smudge. Here’s a lightning tour, with my response s at the end. Emphases are mine. In ‘Smudge,’ Baby’s disabled, and mom’s not much better, from Newsday: Most couples look at the sonogram of their impending baby to see whether it’s a boy or a ...
  • Recommended Reading for January 20th Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for certain material present in articles, but your ...
  • Signal Boost: Leonard Cheshire Disability Leonard Cheshire Disability : Campaigns Newsletter : Calling allbudding artists, designers and photographers Calling all budding artists, designers and photographers Dear Campaigners, To help launch our Action for Access campaign we are calling on all budding artists, designers and photographers! We want to find new images to help us illustrate the access issues facing disabled people. The ...