Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for February 11th 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, ...
  • In which you are given information you may be able to use to help a few thousand disabled students out! Hey, is anyone here from NSW? If you are… a) Wondering what on earth that is, it is New South Wales, a state in eastern Australia. b) Aware of what I am talking about but are not from NSW, hello there! c) From NSW, greetings fellow New South Welsh creature! We’re pretty great, aren’t we? Well, we are, but, ...
  • How are you? I tend to tense up when I hear that question. What I frequently want to say is, ‘I am not doing well at all. I’m exhausted, I’m stressed, there’s so much drama in my life. My legs hurt and and I really need to sit down. I’m just struggling.’ But that’s not what many people ...
  • A Moment In the Grocery Store I was in the grocery store recently when I spotted my friend Karen with another woman. We met up with each other in the yoghurt section, and I said hello to Karen, but Karen didn’t introduce me to her companion. Which, normally, I would have thought was rather odd. But Karen works as ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 10th 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, ...
  • Cambodia: Landmines, Disability, and Social Stigma It’s hard to get firm numbers on the percentage of Cambodia’s population which is living with disabilities. Part of the problem stems from the stigma which surrounds disability in Cambodia; people with disabilities are regarded with fear and mistrust. A simple action like trying to sell goods to stay alive becomes a challenge when other ...
  • Recommended Reading for February 10th 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 material like extreme violence/rape; however, your triggers/issues ...
  • Evelyn Evelyn: Ableism Ableism? Let’s get something out of the way: I say this out of love and respect. I say this as a fellow artist (albeit an unknown one). I also very much doubt that the people involved in this project have created it with any bad intentions. That said, however, intentions don’t equal a free pass for ...
  • Question Time: Odd Questions 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 some really odd questions you’ve been asked about being disabled?
  • Newsflash: Poverty is Bad for Your Health A recent study from Columbia University found that of all the health factors they measured, poverty had the greatest negative impact on health. The other factors they looked at included smoking, obesity, lack of health insurance, and binge drinking, all of which had a less significant impact on health outcomes than living in poverty. Poverty, ...