- Disability policy questions for election candidates.
- Tips for being a disability advocate without being an asshole.
- How I really feel about my disabilities.
- A preference for passion or policy?
- The difference between advocacy and activism.
- Notes for people who think ableism isn’t a problem.
- My take on “Political Correctness.”
- Which is worse, opposition or ignorance?
- Discredited ideas about disability.
- Intentions don’t matter, except that they sort of do.
- How disability issues differ from other kinds of policy issues.
- Exploring pessimism and optimism in disability culture.
- “Educating” people is a profession and a calling, not an obligation.
- Is there a “Disability Agenda?”
- Exploring the different neighborhoods within the “disability community.”
- Inspirational disability stories that don’t make me want to throw up.
- I wish I could talk to my parents about how they dealt with my disabilities.
- Checking my privilege, disability edition.
- The disability version of “respectability politics.”
- My take on “Intersectionality.”
- The evolving arguments for disability rights.
- My most embarrassing disability-related moment.
- What do disabled people fear most?
A parent of an autistic child wrestles with the word “disabled.” It’s well-covered territory for the disability activist community, yet even we still struggle with what to call ourselves and how to respond to how other people call us, and think we should call ourselves. She says it “hurts her heart.” It hurts my head.
How about an end of summer Disability Blogger Link-Up? Share a disability-related blog post or article here, any time between Friday, August 28 and Midnight Sunday, August 30, 2015. And of course, read what others have posted.
The wonky laptop is now fully retired, and my new iMac is working flawlessly. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I’m going to ease back into things starting tomorrow, with another Disability Blogger Link-Up. I may as well let you all provide the content for a few days while I get oriented to the new computer.