disability

Not So Ethical: On Media’s Continued Portrayal of Disabled People as Burdens

Article after article promotes the idea that disabled people are a burden.

Being Ableist toward Donald Trump Only Hurts Disabled People

Every time a politician stumbles, stutters, or misspeaks, we seemingly return to that toxic notion that to be ill is to be less than. Read more »

Many Deaf Women Aren’t Safer at Home

48 million deaf or hard of hearing people in the United States at risk of domestic violence during the lockdown. Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. Read more »

Glittering with Accessibility: Virtual Events Pave the Way for a More Inclusive Pride

The 50th anniversary of Pride is the perfect time for radical inclusion. Read more »

Glamour Shots: #HospitalGlam Pulls Back the Curtain on Disability and Beauty

Karolyn Gehrig is referring to both healthcare’s status as a luxury good, and the way traditional poses of illness are used to sell health and beauty back to us. Read more »

Autistic and Disabled Folks Know about the Dangers of Bleach “Cures” Firsthand

It’s time for the public to listen to what autistic and disabled advocates have been saying for years. Read more »

Staying Soft: Megan Giddings Explores the Hypervigilance of Black Women in “Lakewood”

The participants—nearly all people of color—break bones and lose teeth to help advance the future of science and healthcare. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

Hand-marked Ballots Are a Disaster for Disabled Voters

Proposed solutions to rampant voter suppression measures and questions about election integrity could actually make polling places even less accessible. Read more »

Coronavirus Shows Care Work Isn’t Just for Disabled Communities Anymore

Will we continue to support our sick and disabled friends who will remain in isolation, even after shelter in place orders have been lifted? Read more »

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