Grounded

The lightest question is one that has to do with birds and open space and the vision I have for my life and for The Disability Intersection. It does not deal in limitation but in flight and possibility, not in accolades for achievement but in building steadily and strategically on this vision. But sometimes I… Continue reading Grounded

Disability is natural

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This is one of the greatest, most positive resources I’ve ever seen for those who want to support disabled kids and challenge the way disability is viewed. Check it out at: http://www.disabilityisnatural.com and the online store at https://www.disabilityisnatural.com/shop.html Note: This site uses People-first language (“people with disabilities” versus “disabled people”) Other sites, like The Disability… Continue reading Disability is natural

Wonder Woman, revisited

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Superhero narratives mesh well with the obstacles I have struggled with, the values I try to embody, and the fun I believe one can have with a cape. I read and watch the stories of superheroes and villains because it is fun, rich and full of themes of connection to oneself, other people and the… Continue reading Wonder Woman, revisited

Self advocacy is critical, and…

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Sometimes it becomes a way of blaming disabled people for things that aren’t our fault, of not looking at the impact of policies or of not seeing a full picture. Sometimes it seems like a way to pass the buck, or a way to deal with tension between disability rights/justice, and disability services, which are… Continue reading Self advocacy is critical, and…

Call for content

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Hello, everyone. I’ve realized that there are many ways to make The Disability Intersection more intersectional. One of the best ways is to add your experiences and perspectives. With that in mind, I’d like to invite you to share things here that you think will help build more discussion and community. Here is a list… Continue reading Call for content

What Disabled Kids Truly Need

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From the age of eighteen months to age nine, I went to a school solely for disabled kids. There we had students who were toddlers through the age of twenty two with various disabilities and health issues. We frequently had assemblies outside and school dances on our outside recreation area/sports court. I would sing at… Continue reading What Disabled Kids Truly Need

Some thoughts on words and resources for learning and action

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keeping with the theme of creating the world we want, I offer these resources I found while searching for this. A lot of people, it seems, have this on their minds. I find this encouraging. Many people have said I am a cheerleader type, meaning encouraging. So let’s go, everybody! Have some fun, stick together… Continue reading Some thoughts on words and resources for learning and action