Painful color spectrum

Spoonies are people with chronic illness. What is a chronic illness? It's a persistent condition; simplified it means getting sick and never being able to get better. The term/label was coined after the Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino to help explain what chronic illness is like to people who don't have it. Not everyone with … Continue reading Painful color spectrum

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Timely review of Gattaca

Gattaca is set in the vague near future. You have this guy who was conceived naturally, named Vincent, who is sort of chronically ill because he is a 99% chance to develop heart disease with a life expectancy of 30 and because of that he's discriminated against and can't get employment. Vincent uses the black … Continue reading Timely review of Gattaca

Menhera and me

More and more I'm seeing people mention the new street fashion in Japan called Menhera which is ridiculous because it's been around for a long time. It started around the same time as emo was taking off in the West, the beginning of the century, but at that time it had more to do with … Continue reading Menhera and me

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

Deadpool is disabled

Although not a mutant Deadpool is part of the X-Men franchise and what is X-Men? Disabled metaphors! But Deadpool is one of the (more than you would think) comic book icons who have real-world disabilities to take subtext to text. What I’m presenting to you now is an introduction to Deadpool in the specific context … Continue reading Deadpool is disabled

What is cripple punk? #cpunk

I saw Kevin or Chad or whatever; he's an aryan dude who was captain of the basketball team but then he got drunk or fell off something he was climbing or some other dumb shit and now was paralyzed and he was constantly telling everyone how he was proof that you should treat disabled kids like they're real people. I mean, yeah, duh, he was one of them who accidentally became one of us so of course he was like them.