Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for November 26 Recommended Reading for November 26, 2009
  • Question Time: Fantasy Assistive Devices OK, so we’ve had the “what assistive devices I use” thread. Now it’s time for… In My Dreams: Assistive Devices I WANT! Stealing from meloukhia a little, I’d like a self-powered mobile bed-platform-thingo that contains all of my needs at easy reach: my laptop and all peripherals, assortment of pillows, my teetering bookpile, meds, water bottle, glasses ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 25 Recommended Reading for November 25, 2009
  • Guest Post: Hanging Up the Cane The first time I held my cane, I cried. It wasn’t a feeling I expected, to be honest. I’d been fired the week before from a job I enjoyed, for telling my employer I was in too much pain to stand for the entire shift, but things were coming out on my side. ...
  • No, Actually, “Eat a Sandwich” is Not “Feminist Activism”… …and I’m going to tell you why. Because the policing of women’s bodies, whether you are being cheeky, or saying it to a plastic doll, is not cool. It’s hurtful and not useful, and has no place in feminist discourse. Can we move past that point? Huh? That’s a pretty Kindy thing, IMNSFHO. ‘Kay. Moving on. *The rest of ...
  • I’d Rather Be Dead I didn’t think I’d need to do this but it has come up: This post is not a place to discuss the merits of assisted suicide. Many disabled people, including me, find it really unsettling. In the context of able-bodied and neurotypical people telling us our lives aren’t worth living it is especially ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 24 Recommended Reading for November 24, 2009
  • Amusing Answers to Clueless Questions Ever get really bad questions from clueless abled people? Here are some answers that might come in use. Q: What’s wrong with you? A: The fact that I hang around with ableists like you. Q: What’s your disability? A: My business. Q: You’re looking so much better, aren’t you? A: I like to think I’m becoming a better person all the ...
  • Guest Post: Puppies and Pills Part 1 How I came to path of getting a service dog* was a long, strange journey. My experiences are my own and by no means represent the entire service dog community. My country and state laws are most likely different from some readers as well, so I’m only writing from my own perspective.s
  • Recommended Reading for November 23 Recommended Reading for Monday, November 23, 2009