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  • The International Symbol of Acceptance
    Full disclosure: There is a discount offer at the end of this post (for 3ELove’s merchandise featuring their symbol). However, I have been meaning to write about this design for some time; it has such deep significance for me, and I hope it will gain prominence as more people are introduced to it. And for more ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 3
    Recommended Reading for November 3, 2009
  • Reclamation: thoughts from a fat hairy uppity lame bitch
    This article was originally posted at Hoyden About Town on June 23, 2007, but has been substantially edited and updated for FWD/Forward. This post started with me suggesting a FAQ on reclamation for the “Finally, a Feminism 101 Blog” blog: “But there’s a whole feminist magazine called Bitch and a book called The Ethical Slut, ...
  • Quiz: Representations of Disabled Bodies in Logos
    Most disability logos just consist of the usual stick-figure-in-the-wheelchair logo, or a derivation thereof. After spotting this logo for No Barriers No Borders, I went looking for others. And I got to thinking about the representations of disabled bodies in logos. I set aside those images dealing with sport, and those not including any representation of a ...
  • Friendly Reminder: Disability Carnival!
    Just your weekly reminder that we’ll be hosting the 60th Disability Blog Carnival here at FWD/Forward on November 19th. Our optional theme is Intersectionality – how does identifying as being disabled intersect with being a woman? With being queer? With being of colour? With all of those things? Of course, feel free ...
  • Invisible Illness and Disability Bingo 1.0
    Author’s note: This is a revised version of a bingo card that I made some time ago. While I don’t feel like I should be required to justify the lowermost right square, there was some confusion and pretty ooky pushback when I posted version 1 on my own blog. I’ll explain that square anyway, for CMA ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 2
    Recommended reading for November 2, 2009
  • The Invisible Disability
    Moderatrix Note: Originally posted at random babble… on 15 September 2009.  At the time the movie was just out over the previous summer. Because of the new movie that is out I am currently re-reading Jodi Piccoult’s My Sister’s Keeper.  I read it about five years ago, but I read that the screenwriter for the movie ...
  • The Disabled Label
    I’d been diagnosed with my first chronic illness for a good ten years before I took the label on. This was partly because I didn’t make a connection between chronic illnesses and disability. That’s an experience I share with a lot of “invisibly” disabled people. Disability is all deafness and wheelchairs and that sort of ...
  • The TRICARE Pharmacy and the Second Shift
    Moderatix note: This post will be United States Military centric, as that is the perspective I offer, and the broken system within which I currently exist and attempt to navigate.  Other voices are welcome and experiences appreciated within the context of the conversation, since I can not pretend to know every thing about every military ...