disability

Sick Women: How Women Took Control of Chronic Illness Narratives

After decades of erasure, the tide is turning. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Sick" Questions How We View Women With Chronic Illness

There’s a class of illnesses—multi-symptomatic, chronic, hard to diagnose—that remain associated with suffering women and disbelieving experts.  Read more »

Tammy Duckworth is Unapologetically Paving the Way for Disabled Mothers of Color

Senator Duckworth unapologetically brings her full self into every space she navigates as a parent, veteran, politician, and disabled woman of color. Read more »

The Legalization Puzzle: We Need Recreational Highs To Get Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are intrinsically intertwined battles. Read more »

The Cure-All Plan: Pot Is No Panacea For Disabled People

The trend of treating pot as a panacea is escalating and that’s very frustrating. Read more »

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 »

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