disability

Brain Power: Cartoons Diversify the Face of Neurodivergence

Recent animated shows, including The Owl House and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are beautifully doing this work.

Finally, a Neurodivergent Family Saves the World

Just because a routinely ableist society often overlooks and underestimates neurodiverse people, that doesn’t mean they aren’t integral to the world around us. Read more »

Outside Blues: Chronically Ill People Face an Old New Post-Pandemic World

Now the end of the pandemic is near in the United States and friends will ask chronically ill people to meet in crowded, loud buildings again. Read more »

There Will Be No Herd Immunity without Vaccine Equity

The stakes of the vaccine rollout have been huge for the disabled community. Read more »

#FreeBritney Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

For the disability community, this movement could result in major changes to a system that has been taken at face value. Read more »

There’s Nothing Remarkable about Madison Cawthorn—or His Racism

Cawthorn is very much a product of the society he lives in: He is racist both despite and because of his disability. Read more »

Helen Keller Conspiracy Theories Are Awash With Ableism

The ableist roots of this unfortunate conspiracy theory. Read more »

Jane from “Happiest Season” is Autistic-Coded—And She Thrives

Whether coded or canon, Jane makes autistic viewers feel seen. Read more »

Sadly, Sia is Far From The First Person to Tokenize Autistic People

Sia’s response has made one thing clear: this film isn’t it. Read more »

Capturing Comfort in the Time of Instagram

Follow this heartwarming story about two people connecting over Instagram about their shared pain and their shared triumphs. Read more »

Stay in Line: Inaccessibility at the Polls is Part of Voter Suppression

Disabled people are all too familiar how accessibility is compromised by our society’s obsession with physical perseverance. Read more »

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Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »