Category Archives: activism

Taken For Granted

Anna on Marriage: “None of what I’ve written above is new. It’s all been said before, including by me. But I think it’s worth repeating over and over until something changes.” Indeed. And rarely is it said so well. I think we found the link to the video she mentions by way of a tweet [...]

Disability Etiquette

The United Spinal Association has a great pamphlet on Disability Etiquette. It’s light, conversational (plenty of comics with situational examples), and friendly in tone. This goes a long way in increasing awareness about a host of disabilities. It also is a very useful tool in combating the fear that stems from not knowing how to [...]

Stephen Lewis on Global Health

It sounds like I missed a heck of a speaker the other week. Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, presented the keynote address at a Global Health Conference at Saint Michael’s College. You can get a taste of his style by poking around YouTube. I’m going to try and keep an eye [...]

Disability Discrimination

Much like web design could be considered a hidden profession, disability discrimination is a hidden problem. Where web design hides behind different job titles, disability discrimination is wrapped in the even softer swaddling of misconception, ignorance, and stereotype. Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day. Here are a few thoughts.