disability

7 Women of Color Activists Who Are Making History

Women of color activists are relying on collaboration as a leadership model for progress. Read more »

Already Whole: How Hollywood’s Biggest Hits Shut Out Disability

Disability discrimination is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our society and almost universally enforced by the stories we tell in the media we gleefully consume. Read more »

The Fragility of Body Positivity: How a Radical Movement Lost Its Way

Focusing on feelings, clothing, and empowerment doesn’t combat discrimination. Read more »

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don’t often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it’s not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built... Read more »

Biopower to the People: Fitness Trackers Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Human Subject

Order has always been a human ideal—has it become a defining category of a worthy life? Read more »

There Is No “Good Place” For People With Disabilities

If a simple, seemingly painless limp doesn’t exist in heaven, do people with disabilities? Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

Sing a New Song: Trump’s National Anthem is Not About Allegiance

After we engage in battles about the National Anthem, patriotism, and cheering LeBron’s “U bum” retort, it’s imperative to drag Trump, Trump supporters, local representatives, and our community back into the fray that Trump so desperately evades. Read more »

More Than Our Machines: Aesthetics and Prosthetics in Sci-Fi Film

In the future, you can lose all your limbs and remain enfranchised. Read more »

Human Subjects: Should We Rely on Technology for Transcendence?

For the diehard technophiliac, the true calling of implants and cybernetics is to create a human no longer wracked by the vicissitudes of their own flesh. Read more »

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