disability community Archive
Most years, an end-of-the-year post is a given, and it usually kind of writes itself, to be honest. Some good stuff, some bad stuff, some concerns for the future but also lots of hope. Our symbolism for
When we talk about a disability community, what I think we’re really describing is a family of sorts. Much like family, very few of us actually chose this community as our own. We’d much rather be a
There’s a line in Lawrence of Arabia where T. E. Lawrence is chiding a Bedouin leader for killing a man from another tribe for some small insult. “So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so
I can remember the first time the Internet became part of my life as a special needs parent. The afternoon that Schuyler was finally diagnosed with polymicrogyria, her neurologist warned us. “I know when you get home,
It think it would be a disservice to the disability community to just let this post be it and so I'd like to make an offer. In an effort to make this space a place where people
Communities develop like this. They grow organically, like tiny fish who find each other and begin to school together, sensing that there is safety in numbers and that fear grows most energetically in darkness and solitude.
Only a few short weeks remain before the return of the Fox smash hit Glee, and Gleeks all over the world are trembling in anticipation. In some corners of the disability community however, we’re more glum than