Chronological Archives

  • I Can’t Handle Celebrity Suicides There’s been a couple of recent high-profile celebrity suicides.  Earlier this month, celebrated fashion designed Alexander McQueen hanged himself in his London home at the age of 40. Then this week, actor Andrew Koenig was found dead from suicide in Vancouver after being missing for several days.  These are just the most recent – there’s ...
  • Erasing History Yes, of course Darnton. You describe a life of abject misery and back-breaking labour, so obviously people faked being disabled all the time.
  • Recommended Reading for February 26th 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, ...
  • QuickPress: Asian Women’s Carnival! Went up on the 15th. asian women blog carnival #5: who i am when i’m (not) with you One of the big things for me in presenting as an Asian woman is that when I think of my identity, and of my performativity, I don’t think ‘Asian,’ I think ‘Chinese’ and I think ‘Malaysian’ and I think ...
  • Iraq: Depleted Uranium, Political Turmoil, and Disability It is difficult to find demographic statistics on Iraq. The population has experienced considerable upheaval as a direct consequence of the war my government started there, and it was already tremendously unstable before the United States invaded in 2003 with the ostensible goal of “fighting terrorism.” Seven years later, we are still in Iraq, and ...
  • I’m not here for your inspiration I think I upset one of the newer employees at my favourite tea shop today. Most of the staff are used to my cynical reactions to newspaper discussions of how inspiiiiiiiiiiring people with disabilities are at this point. But let me begin at the beginning. Actually, no, let me begin with something ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 25th 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, ...
  • Shame and Blame with African-Americans and Mental Health: Let the Circle Be Unbroken Recently, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin kicked off a national campaign to tackle mental health in the African-American community. Benjamin explained why a focus on African-Americans is needed: “Mental health problems are particularly widespread in the African-American community. In 2004, nearly 12 percent of African Americans ages 18-25 reported serious psychological distress in the ...
  • Internet Use and Depression Readers may be aware of a study published earlier this year which seemed to suggest a link between Internet use and depression. “The Relationship Between Excessive Internet Use and Depression” was published by researchers at the University of Leeds. A number of news outlets picked the story up, with a variety of sensational headlines. Given ...
  • Disability Blog Carnival #63: Relationships is Up at the Dreamwidth Disability Community! And here’s the 63rd Disability Blog Carnival, on the theme relationships. We had nearly 30 posts, all of them thought-provoking. Thank you to all of the participants! This much juicy and delicious reading here. Thanks to avendya for organising. Disability Blog Carnival #63: Relationships