disability

Tales From The Crip: This Is What Disability Looks Like

I have been told by some I am creating inspirational porn in a different form by showing images that are too queer, too sexuality provocative, and too fabulous—but I am sharing what people are sending me. Read more »

Tales From The Crip: Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me

Within Hollywood now, there’s still a huge dearth of material that not only features disability as a normal, everyday topic, (which of course it is), but does so in a thoughtful, comical manner. Most depictions of disability in cinema continue to fall back on insidious stereotypes of... Read more »

Tales From The Crip: Ready, Willing, and Disabled

What’s up Bitches!? Ahem. I mean “Hello, distinguished readers of the Bitch community. Pleased to make your acquaintance. How do you do?” My name is Caitlin and this is my new blogging series, “Tales From The Crip.” I hope you enjoy it and that we can be friends. Or at the very least, be... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Harilyn Rousso, Disability Activist and Feminist

After what Rousso describes as a childhood full of ups and downs and other children asking why she was “crippled,” Rousso grew up to pursue higher education despite what some saw as barriers—her disability and her gender. She... Read more »

Somewhere Over the Double Rainbow

This is the final post in my “Double Rainbow” guest blog series. I’ve had a great time with this guest blog, and I hope that you have enjoyed reading it. As part of wrapping up the series, I wanted to leave you with something fun. In the spirit of... Read more »

On Our Radar

Here’s what you missed while you were planning your Oscars party… At This Ain’t Livin’, s.e. smith wants to know where are all the disabled pop culture creators? Mother Jones has a ... Read more »

Double Rainbow: Autism and Race

The history of autism is necessarily woven into the histories of any and all populations effected by autism, yet what one would term “autistic history” is largely treated as monolithic. Overwhelmingly, race is neglected not only in tracing the history of autism, but in contemporary research... Read more »

Double Rainbow: Mozart and the Whale

I originally intended for this to be a companion piece to my previous post about the 2009 film Adam. Mozart and the Whale is a 2006 romantic “dramedy” about a man and a woman... Read more »

Double Rainbow: Parent Guides, Part 2

It was inevitable that I would come down pretty hard on these books, but in my frustration I left out an important point: These guides are not “disgusting” works of bigotry. They’re unassuming parenting guides right off the “Children with Special Needs” shelf of a... Read more »

Double Rainbow: Parent Guides, Part 1

In this post and my next one, I’m taking a look at a selection of four parents’ guides on autism and Asperger syndrome, to see how sex, sexuality, and gender are addressed. This is not a book review, but an overview of how these topics are presented in literature intended for parents of... 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 »