Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

The award-winning documentary Unrest by Jennifer Brea was released on Netflix this week, introducing chronic illness to the larger public. Brea is described as a modern-day Odysseus as the movie documents very real and metaphorical journey to discover who and what she is as a disabled woman in her 20s with an invisible disability. The … Continue reading Unrest, a visual handbook for the loved ones of disabled people

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What I say and what I do are very different things

I have this incredible shame of not being who people want me to be. Not just the ones who want me dead or want me cured, I'm ashamed of not living up to even my own words. I talk a lot about disability on social media and people get the impression of me that. I … Continue reading What I say and what I do are very different things

Handicap bathrooms are not trans bathrooms

Due to the high statistics of assault in bathrooms trans ABs use handicap stalls for more privacy and safety. They need to fuck off. These are segregated bathrooms for disabled people; that means there isn't another option for us. You have the privilege of using public stalls, appropriating our bathrooms, or going home. Start going … Continue reading Handicap bathrooms are not trans bathrooms

Old disabled people are irrelevant

The social model of disability was created in 1975 by UPIAS (Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation) but was coined as "the social model" in 1983 Mike Oliver, a disabled academic. Disabled people didn't have a civil rights movement until the 80s and much like the feminist movement it was both allies and the … Continue reading Old disabled people are irrelevant

I love my disability

My public persona IRL is incredibly friendly and funny and "eccentric" and I know I obviously developed these characteristics to a cartoonish level because of my disability. You have to survive off of the benevolence of others. But one of the things I do that people refer to as "eccentric" or me just being me, … Continue reading I love my disability

David is disabled

David was discovered trapped in a concrete box and once he escaped he was transported forward in time where Bishop resided. It was a dystopian future and David was immediately captured and put into slavery.