Uninspirational Inspiration

All disabled people have their abilities belittled and marginalized, which is why depression and suicide is so prevalent in our community. Everyone feels worthless to some degree; whether in their school life, working life, family life, love life, etc. ABs interpret our frustration and anger as narcissism and demean us for being bitter. They intentionally … Continue reading Uninspirational Inspiration

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How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

There seems to be confusion over what are laws or not concerning disability. I'll first begin my explanation with an example Americans are likely familiar with, racial segregation. In the 1869 case of Plessy v. Ferguson the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of racial segregation as long as it was "separate but equal." This … Continue reading How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

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

Killing Nazis is suicide

Kill Nazis and all that, yeah, but put practically that doesn’t work because an ideology doesn’t exist inside of a person. It’s an infectious illness transmitted even from the dead. I wish I believed that righteous condemnation could cure it, but righteous condemnation creates it. Being offended is easy. Vilifying others is easy. Killing people … Continue reading Killing Nazis is suicide

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