Chronological Archives

  • Happy Veteran’s Day! You Don’t Exist! I received a message on Facebook today (my personal account, not FWD/Forward’s account, which is not currently being updated because *ahem* Facebook seems to refuse to fix their blog importing tool and I can’t keep up with manually posting it every day…but I plan to try… /Facebookrant). It was one of those “fun meme” invitations, ...
  • Recommended Reading for 12 November, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Sydney Morning Herald: Why I’m not in the queue for the disabled loo by Liz Ellis. There was a debate ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 11, 2010 Recommended Reading for November 11, 2010
  • Happy post: Winston I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and have never quite known how to ...
  • Honorable James Mwandha, Disability Rights Activist, has died I have received the shocking news from Uganda of the Death of Honorable James Mwandha. He has been suffering from Post Polio syndromes and Pressure. The World Disability Movement has lost an Asset. May his soul rest in eternal peace. I kindly request One Minute of Silence in recognition of the work ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, November 10 I am apparently a month behind as I originally dated this for October. Oh self. If it were October, I wouldn’t be so far behind! Wishful thinking? Captain Kitt at A Gentle Nerd of Leisure: Our Mental Health System? More Mental than Healthy! (Note this post also includes discussion of eating disorders, ...
  • Record of the Dead for October 2010 Please note that this list focuses on the murder of people with disabilities. This list of October 2010 media reports about people with disabilities murdered or dying under strange circumstances is presented without commentary, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing people may want to discuss about it in comments. I do not believe for ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 9, 2010 John Keilman for the Los Angeles Times: Technology opens new horizons for disabled Yet for all of technology’s promised advances, some worry that the cost will keep helpful devices out of many people’s reach. Others are concerned that governments, schools and institutions might think that high-tech gadgetry has relieved them of their responsibility to serve the ...
  • Keeping track One of the more bizarre stereotypes (if one can call it that) about people with fibromyalgia is that we obsess over “every little ache and pain,” to the detriment of ourselves and much to the apparent annoyance of the “normal” people around us. Here’s the thing: If I were to obsess over my pain in the ...
  • Recommended Reading for 08 November 2010 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 and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...