Chronological Archives

  • Question Time: Disability Activists Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Are there any disability rights activists of whose work you are a particular fan? They can be prominent or someone you know if your personal life, anyone whose activism you admire.
  • Creating Accessible Campuses My Student Union is doing work right now around issues of student residences.
  • Bake Sales for Chemo I recently read a story of a woman forced to have fundraisers to cover her chemo treatment after she was excluded from purchasing insurance coverage because of a separate pre-existing conditions: Iowan grandmother Deb Robben  shopped the insurance market, looking for a company that would cover her. Unfortunately, after a lengthy search, she was unable to ...
  • Oh Canada: This week in Canada & Disability It’s been an interesting week or so in Canada regarding issues around disability. “Interesting” here means hit and miss.
  • Recommended Reading 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Quick Hit: 2010 Paralympic Games The 2010 Paralympic Games are underway in Vancouver! This Reuters image shows Liudmila Vauchok of Belarus crossing the finish line to win the women’s 10 kilometre cross country. I love that grin. Another Reuters photo, of Canadian athlete Collette Bourgonje, the silver medalist in the women’s 10 kilometre cross country. Are there any athletes and/or events you’re following? ...
  • Recommended Reading 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • Tasting Fear [This here is a warning that the author has written a post about, amongst other things, being depressed and suicidal. For this reason there is a clicky thing. Use it in whatever health you got. Also please note that with respect to my wife and our marriage you are getting exactly one ...
  • Stuck Content note: This post is about a panic attack I recently had on a bridge and it is graphic in detail; graphic content starts after the cut. It was a sunny Thursday morning, windows down and Lady Gaga on the stereo and I am buzzing along Highway One to Mendocino. I don’t go to Mendo very ...
  • Photos from Mental Health Institutions in Indonesia The Big Picture, one of my very favorite photo blogs, in which the Boston Globe collects a set of stunning photos on a single topic or theme, recently had a series on Indonesia. Two of the photos especially caught my eye, as they depicted scenes from mental health institutions in the country. The leg of a ...