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
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
Everyone wants us to die, it's unanimous. They have the capability and the inclination. So why aren't we dead yet? We don't have the power that they do. We don't have autonomy. Our humanity is still disputed. We aren't alive because we fought hard enough, we're alive because they need us.
The other day netizens got really angry when I said that despite how I see my gender I don't consider myself trans. I've always admitted that I'm probably wrong since I'm not cis and any alternative ironically falls of under the trans-umbrella *cough**cough* As a kid, though, I knew exactly what my gender was. It … Continue reading The queer issues of intersections between gender and disability