disablism

Disability as metaphor, and why you shouldn’t

22 May, 2015 // 0 Comments

The use of disability as a metaphor in pop culture and elsewhere is widespread, but that doesn’t mean it should happen. After all, dog feces are also widespread, and I don’t think anyone is suggesting that we leave them sitting out willy ...

The intersectionality of chronic pain

14 May, 2015 // 0 Comments

100 million adults in the United States have chronic pain conditions. Women are overrepresented in their number. Women of colour, even more so. There’s a tangled thread of circumstances that creates these imbalances, and it loops around to ...

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015: Oscarbait

1 May, 2015 // 0 Comments

Every year, the online disability community organises and participates in Blogging Against Disablism Day (BADD), a blogswarm that highlights various aspects of living with disability in a culture that discriminates against disabled people. Entries ...