Saturday was Blogging Against Disablism Day and tons of amazing stuff got written. Go check out the roundup of posts here.
Racebending: Larry N. Sapp, Independent Filmmaker, Abilities United (via access_fandom)
But since a disAbility, according to able bodied Hollywood, is obviously not considered as significant to a persons’ identity as is their gender or race, it is not given the same respect when it comes to portrayals and representation.
I cannot recommend this interview strongly enough if you are at all interested in the representation of disability on film and television.
Susana Hayward at the OC Weekly: The Crucifixion of Juarez
Since Mexican President Felipe Calderón deployed the military and federal police in 2008 across northern Mexico to halt violence among warring cartels, the deaths have mounted, and locals see a correlation.
Dave McIntyre at the Washington Post: The Hypocrisy of the Locavores
The locavore movement in Washington-area restaurants ignores important advances in local viticulture that should make us locapours as well.
Philip Sherwell at the Telegraph: Louisiana oil spill may be five times bigger than previously thought
The view from space indicates that the oil may be leaking at a rate of 25,000 barrels a day, dwarfing the figure of 5,000 barrels that US officials and the British oil giant BP have used in recent days.
In defiance of the new bill in Arizona and in support of the Arizona citizens who will face harassment every time they step out their doors, the call is out for everyone to ask the question: “Do I look “illegal?” for the full day of May 1st.