disability rights
I think the concept of riding a bike is as metaphoric as you can get here. It shows that the idea of putting one foot in front of the other and asserting oneself in order to move forward is universal -- not just applying to the momentum of a thing on wheels.
marriage equality
Until the marriage equality movement can recognize that marriage is about much bigger issues than sexuality, it can't really legitimately position itself as a movement promoting equality.
class war
Historically, caregiving has been one of the most undervalued professions in society despite being one of the most important, and labor organizer Ai-jen Poo is setting out to change that.
ableism
If the state can make decisions about where you can live and potentially withhold aid or restrict access to your spouse, that threatens your civil liberties and personal freedoms.
disability rights
"Then I was sedated and when I woke up, she was gone. She was taken away from me."
disability rights
To be a disabled child, or a disabled adult who needs supportive care, is to know that your life is literally in the hands of the people you rely on to love and care for you. And those people may well think that murdering you would be doing you a favor.
disability
The ADA prevents anyone from directly questioning me about it. But I always choose to. Let me tell you why.
disability
Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day, an event organized to explore ableism/disablism and their larger social impacts worldwide. Disability hate crimes are just one of the many issues faced by the disability community.
disability
I was about 17 when I learned about the social model and it radically changed how I thought about my own body.
disability rights
This is a situation where bodily autonomy and choice are colliding and it’s very, very messy.