Happy birthday, ADA!

Being disabled is a waiting game. 32 years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act became a law. 32 years later, we are still waiting for the law to be fully realized. 3 decades (the near-entirety of my lifetime), we are told, has not been enough time to prioritize accessibility. And so we wait. Wait … Continue reading Happy birthday, ADA!

Right to Life

By Marge Percy A woman is not a pear treethrusting her fruit into mindless fecundityinto the world. Even pear trees bearheavily one year and rest and grow the next.An orchard gone wild drops few warm rottingfruit in the grass but the trees stretchhigh and wiry gifting the birds fortyfeet up among inch long thornsbroken atavistically … Continue reading Right to Life

Thoughts about Guns.Prayers for Legislation You know the story of the man on a roof in a flood. ( Let’s make that the daily mass shootings) He was praying to God for help. (Let’s make that the ubiquitous “thoughts and prayers.”) You know how this story goes.A rowboat comes… (We try to ban assault weapons. … Continue reading

Disabled People Are Tired: Public Health and Ableism – Disability Visibility Project

Disabled People Are Tired: Public Health and Ableism   Christine Mitchell   I’m tired. We’re all tired, collectively. It has been a long two years of heightened anxiety and isolation as we learn how to live within a global pandemic leaving nearly a million people dead in the US – far more than any other… … Continue reading Disabled People Are Tired: Public Health and Ableism – Disability Visibility Project