I Didn’t Want to Write About Rape

I Didn’t Want to Write About Rape

:: I really didn’t want to. But how can I not? How can I not? Someone has to write about rape. [CW: Rape, sexual assault, secondary trauma, etc.] There are so many people out there who can’t write about rape. But I can. I have. First, I wrote about being...
New Project: DISABILITY ACTS Magazine

New Project: DISABILITY ACTS Magazine

:: Last week, some friends and I launched a magazine to give disability writers a place to publish their work that doesn’t quite fit normate expectations. We’ve called it DISABILITY ACTS, a play on words with the ADA. We’re using Medium as a hosting...
What Happened to Katie’s Head?

What Happened to Katie’s Head?

:: I’ve spent the last 13 days dizzy, cognitively impaired, and afraid. I’ve spent so many years of my adult life as a disability scholar and activist for disability rights—and frankly, as an activist for the understanding and humane treatment of people with...
Latest Book Reviews: Oliveras, Fan, Hannah

Latest Book Reviews: Oliveras, Fan, Hannah

:: I have some book reviews for you all! I got heat stroke at a tennis tournament and have been sitting on my butt for two weeks, so I’ve been READING A LOT. Good for me, and GOOD FOR YOU. Let’s get this book review party started! (Click the images to view...
Suicide and the Language of Choice

Suicide and the Language of Choice

:: When a person dies by suicide, there is no choice. Suicide is the only alternative. CW: Suicide, Mental Illness When I heard about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I felt what I always feel when I hear about the suicide of anyone: I feel like I’ve...