Telling disabled people to ‘just leave the country’ is not an appropriate response to their fears about the Trump Administration.
Transitioning government services to charity organisations isn’t just inefficient: It also sends unmistakeable messages about people who need those services.
Examining the very gendered aspects of mental illness in pop culture reveal interesting underlying attitudes not just about mental illness, but also about gender.
The notion that disability is worse than death is perpetuated by the lack of information about disability in the mainstream.
If you spend a lot of time on the internet, especially on social media, you’ve probably seen the meme floating around: A photo of a peeled orange inside a plastic container, clearly labeled as a Whole Foods product, with the caption: ‘If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t […]
Someone asked me the other day about my least favourite disability trope, and honestly, it’s really hard to just pick one. There are so many, and I hate them all for so many reasons, but there’s one in particular that’s really been irking me lately: The erasure of disabled dancers (as well as disabled athletes […]
Diversity is the new trend in media and pop culture these days, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though at times it feels like more of a buzzword than an actual commitment. We are, however, starting to see more diverse projects by diverse creators come down the pipeline — and I’m talking about good diverse […]
The alphabet soup surrounding the fight for equal rights for the queer and trans communities can be dizzying, and new letters feel like they’re being added all the time. It was LGB, and LGBT, and LGBQ, and LGBQT, and LGBQTIA, and so much more. Some letters even do double duty, like Q for ‘queer’ and […]
The delightful Bree recently commented that ‘pleasure isn’t guilty,’ a statement I strongly agree with, but it’s something the United States and many other heavily Christian, Westernised cultures struggle with. This reflects a number of social attitudes, but one of the strongest may be the streak of Calvinism that runs through countries like the US. […]
I was raised by a single father in a household with a shoestring budget — and sometimes the shoestring was perilously close to snapping altogether. He was a bartender and later an English professor, picking up an adjunct position at the junior college that paid not much better than his job at the bar, though […]