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Afterword: The Disability Forum

November 26, 2013
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The Disability Forum

On a Saturday morning in September, I found an unusual email in my inbox. From one perspective, it was a threat. “If you do not do X, then we will do Y,” it essentially read. I was not the sole recipient of the email. Rather, it came on the heels of a series of...
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Disability Made Visible

November 26, 2013
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Disability Made Visible

By AMarie Houser Your partner touches your arm, your shoulder: his fingers like pebbles, alluvial strikes. Waves of pain radiate from the small pressures. Your muscles constrict; toes are painful in their shoes. Twenty-seven, and you feel a kinship with the white-haired in the doctor’s office. You have stopped eating because food sits, undigested....
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The Able-ist Gaze: Imagining Malingering

November 25, 2013
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The Able-ist Gaze: Imagining Malingering

By Meadow Jones I’m home from my last class for the evening, and it’s now 7:30 at night. Before bed I will finish grading my students, prepare a presentation for tomorrow, try to finalize my travel plans for an upcoming conference, hope to eat, and endure the dog who wishes to be walked. I will...
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Op-Ed: Economic Barriers in Disability Studies

November 24, 2013
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Economic Barriers in Disability Studies

By Corbett Joan OToole Conference registration: $230 Hotel room (3 nights at $159 * 17% for tax and lodging fees): $558 Airfare (roundtrip): $325 Transportation from airport to hotel (round trip): $54 Food (hotel restaurant per day * 3 days minus conference meals): $90 Required costs for this conference: $ 1,257 These are conservative...
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The Synonymy of Disease and Sick: A Critique of the American Diabetes Association

November 23, 2013
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By Savannah Johnson If I could bottle magic, I would store it in a vile of insulin. You might imagine me awake in my kitchen late at night, brewing an injectable diabetes-reversing agent. I’d draw it up in one of my syringes, and bam! No more dis in my ease. Oh, the bear hugs...
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Cognitively Accessible Language (Why We Should Care)

November 22, 2013
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By Elizabeth Grace If you use plain language to describe and discuss even complex theories, more people will be able to read your writing. Not everyone will believe this is a good thing. There are historical reasons for this, and some of these reasons are compelling in the lives of people living and working...
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Posted in Academia, Disability, Education, Feminism, Privilege, Writing | 32 Comments »

We Exist In Darkness (Living at the Intersections)

November 21, 2013
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We Exist In Darkness (Living at the Intersections)

By: Naomi Ortiz Intersectionality is described by dominant culture as the location where all of our multiple identities intersect. However, my identities are not straight lines, which only intersect in one place. For me, intersectionality is more like living in multiple worlds at once. Intersectionality is like a woven basket. Pieces of me are...
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Degeneracy Now! Suspended Between the Violence of Time and the Timelessness of Violence

November 20, 2013
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Degeneracy Now! Suspended Between the Violence of Time and the Timelessness of Violence

Several uneventful Friday evenings ago, I stayed in with my best friend to watch In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The film, written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol, takes place against the backdrop of a dystopian world in which the universal means of exchange is not money, but time. In the...
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All In a Day’s Work, or An Incomplete (Chronic)le of Illness

November 20, 2013
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All In a Day’s Work, or An Incomplete (Chronic)le of Illness

By Alli Yates Writing about my chronic illness is a tricky undertaking. Sitting, thinking, and expressing myself will almost certainly render my body more aching, more dizzy, and more confused than I was in the first place. If I do try to spill my thoughts somewhere, there’s ritual involved. When I wake up, I...
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On Disability and Cartographies of Difference

November 19, 2013
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By Wilfredo Gomez I recently returned to my alma mater to encounter a rather peculiar and interesting narrative about my legacy. While interacting with former teachers, classmates, and current students, stories were told about the years I spent at the school. One person told a story about how I played varsity basketball during my...
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