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...
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...
Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

:: You can’t ignore disability when you talk about classroom laptop bans. Rather than write an entirely new post, I used Thread Reader to pull together a constantly-growing thread of tweets (I’m up to 20 I think at this point) that I’ve written on...