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...
Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

:: Disability in higher education is an inevitability. And we must stop treating it like a nuisance. Three years ago, I started the column Life of the Mind Interrupted over on Chronicle Vitae to explore the ways higher education could become more humane for students,...