disability

Redefining Limitations: Disabled Athletes Are Adaptive, Resilient, and Still Locked Out

Disability spans all other identities, but it remains a mostly untouched market for companies that cater to the outdoors industry.

“Four Weddings” Is Still a Pop Culture Starting Point for Sign Language

It helps not to think of a signed language, a written language, and a spoken one as being in any way connected to each other at all, but to recognize them as distinct, each one a living, breathing entity. Read more »

Marianne Williamson Isn’t a Meme—She’s a Danger to Disabled People

Maybe this time around, when disabled people raise the alarm, everyone should listen. Read more »

Unbroken and Unbowed: Revisiting Disability Representation on “Game of Thrones”

Tyrion Lannister is a survivor in a deeply ableist family who loathes him for being a “dwarf.” Read more »

Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud

The erasure of disabled people is one of the most common international crimes against humanity. Read more »

Object Lessons: “The Act” and the Ethics of Consuming True Crime

The interest in consuming true crime isn’t matched by an obligation to discuss the ethical implications of doing so. Read more »

Finally, There’s a Comedy Where Disability Isn’t the Punch Line

The show offers a protagonist who experiences insecurities that most people, disabled or not, can relate to. Read more »

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates Have Embraced YouTube—But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income that disabled creators stand to make. Read more »

Brave New World: “Resistance and Hope” Offers a New Vision of Disability Activism

These compassionate essays can guide the next stage of resistance—no matter who is in office or what party controls Congress. Read more »

2018’s Best Books About Bodies

Our relationships to our bodies are arguably the deepest and most stirring we have. Read more »

Popaganda: The Fight for the Middle Ages

We think of the Middle Ages as racially homogenous, rigidly gendered, and brutish, but scholars like the ones I talk to in today’s show have more nuanced interpretations. Read more »

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