You look lame

Why did Superman wear glasses to conceal his identity? Why did that little accessory signal to all of society, regardless of culture or language, that he was the antithesis of everything Superman stood for as a social and physical body? Why would you never hit a man with glasses? I'm sure you've heard of social … Continue reading You look lame

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Cable’s disabled childhood

As an X-Men character and member of the Summers family Cable has an extensive and convoluted story so I'm only going to cover a small glimpse of his childhood to look at his disability and disability narrative. Mutants are considered a marginalized race in the Marvel universe and mutation is used as a metaphor for … Continue reading Cable’s disabled childhood

What being a disabled millennial like

I guess it's been exactly a year since I started blogging. I started writing with the intention of gaining some perspective in my life and it totally worked. I'm right and everyone is terrible. At the start of the year I had my trusty neuromuscular disease which makes it impossible for me to physically care … Continue reading What being a disabled millennial like

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.

Mutant Millennials

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.