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
Killing Stalking is a horror comic by Koogi, available in English on lezhin.com The genre "horror" is relatively new but has a solid history in subverting mainstream genres. When you see it in the theater it’s going to be meaningless because it’s just Hollywood “fun” but real horror, like Killing Stalking, is about critiquing society. … Continue reading Disability culture in horror
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.
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
People are always making comments about how they're surprised or skeptical that someone young can be disabled. There is a very simple explanation for that: millennials are the first generation of disabled people whose majority reached adulthood.
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
Seeing someone in pain usually triggers empathy and so you would assume friends and family naturally join the in as allies but it depends on what a person internalizes within those 30 days.