disability

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.

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 »

Work with Benefits: COVID-19 Illustrates the Pros of Remote Work

Put disabled workers first for once; we’re the ones who have the best hacks for surviving social distancing like pros. Read more »

Cover the Coronavirus without Being an Ableist Asshole

Our current discourse reinforces the reality that some of our lives are more deserving of being fraught with worry and risk, but warding off coronavirus is on all of us. Read more »

Amanda Leduc and Fantasy Authors Challenge the Trope of “Broken” Disabled People

Fairy tales and their contemporary counterparts—superhero tales, science fiction, fantasy—shape our collective ideas about what it means to be powerful and beautiful.  Read more »

Consent, Assault, and Harvey Weinstein’s Walker

Disabled folk are as necessary to the dialogue around bodily autonomy as anyone else, and society needs to evaluate its continuous stereotypes of people with disabilities that prohibit us from being seen—fully. Read more »

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