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Goodbye From FWD

Dear Readers: We agreed when we began that this site wouldn’t run indefinitely, that we would move aside when the time has come, and that time has come. Long before FWD was even imagined, people were writing about disability and feminism, in spaces across the Internet, coming from a variety of lived experiences and beliefs. [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: FWD Elsewhere Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Anna: Bitch: I Promise You Haven’t Heard This One Before (or, the one where Anna completely loses it and goes hard-core bitter, oh my gosh) Once, not all that long [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Guest Posts Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Kaz: Disability and Asexuality Talking about the intersection of asexuality and disability is pretty difficult, because “asexuality” gets another meaning in disability rights discourse: it’s used to refer to the various [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Policy Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. s.e. smith: Florida Court Ruling: Community-based Services, Not Institutionalisation Forced institutionalisation is not the only denial of rights and autonomy to people with disabilities that people think of as a [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Accessibility Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. s.e. smith: Accessibility Policies Done Right: The Legion of Honor in San Francisco I think that this policy really speaks to the amount of activism which the disability community has [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Pop Culture Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. s.e. smith: Hipster Ableism Hipster -ism is a type of humour which people use because they mistakenly identify it as edgy and transgressive. The idea is that it’s funny because [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Reviews Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Annaham: Film Review: HBO’s “Kevorkian” The entire film is framed by Kevorkian’s ill-fated 2008 bid for a congressional seat representing the state of Michigan –  his platform, as the film [...]

FWD Retrospective Week: Disability Narratives Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. Anna: Lucky for us, there’s money to be thrown One of the many, many things that bothers me about disability & accessibility is how many of the problems can be [...]

Weekly Job Round-Up: APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSING SOON!

As always, these jobs are not endorsed by us in any way, and we cannot answer any questions about them. Canada: Accessibility Program Manager Please Endorse the AODA Alliance’s Brief to Elections Ontario on Proposed Polling Station and Returning Office Site Accessibility Standard (Ontario) 18-Month Temporary Assignment/Secondment OPEN The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, [...]

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