Posts Tagged Disability

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Autoimmunity

I haven’t written about autoimmunity because for a long time the disease felt too eager with metaphor. Your body is at war with itself! Self-destruction! Gender! Oh my!

I haven’t written about autoimmunity because for a long time the disease felt too eager with metaphor. Your body is at war with itself! Self-destruction! Gender! Oh my!

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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The #ToyLikeMe campaign calls for toys with disabilities

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have been sharing photos showing the creative lengths they’d gone to making over their kids’ toys. 

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have ...

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that set the stage for this move by the larger and more well-funded (and, ahem, white-lady-led) reproductive health organizations. Since then, women of color in the reproductive justice movement have been hollering a collective WTF. 

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of ...

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