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Independent and Visible

Independent and not ever the same.
Independence: How people with disabilities live every day.
Independence: Respecting Others
Indepencence: Free of judgement.
Sep 22 '14

afashionablecondition:

Happy Monday, y’all! I dislike Mondays very much but I’m not necessarily thrilled w the other days of the week, especially if it calls for me going to the office for work. However, I love this green polka dot w dark tan trim b/c it’s easy to wear to work & play. You will be seeing this cool dress again. It would actually be perfect if it had pockets. I stalked it on eBay until it went down to $9 & surprisingly, no one else wanted it! I love it when a #bargain comes together.

Dress: Thrifted #dearcreatures. Cat knee Leggings: off brand. #Thrifted high top pelotas: #Camper. Thrifted white #HaydenHarnett Havana hobo. #KateSpade Cobble Hill wallet.

Sep 22 '14
graphicallyill:

I love this paper my disability department gave me. The representative also told me to report ANY kind of ableism, even if it seems minuscule to me.
The top three are hard to read so:
Disability accommodations are rights, not special help. (Ask for what you need. Advocate for yourself.)
You are an important and valuable part of campus diversity. (Diversity includes disability.)
College disability services officers can be gatekeepers. (Most are good allies for students, but some are not. Demand professional, individualized, respectful services and file a complaint if you don’t get them.)

graphicallyill:

I love this paper my disability department gave me. The representative also told me to report ANY kind of ableism, even if it seems minuscule to me.

The top three are hard to read so:

  1. Disability accommodations are rights, not special help. (Ask for what you need. Advocate for yourself.)
  2. You are an important and valuable part of campus diversity. (Diversity includes disability.)
  3. College disability services officers can be gatekeepers. (Most are good allies for students, but some are not. Demand professional, individualized, respectful services and file a complaint if you don’t get them.)
Sep 22 '14
[Image: The Fair Housing logo with a house and an equal sign. The image describes the upcoming housing workshop at Utah Independent Living Center on October 1st with Fair Housing. The time is from 3:00-5:00 and will cover rights, issues, and responsibilities. UILC can be contacted for more information at 801-466-5565.]

[Image: The Fair Housing logo with a house and an equal sign. The image describes the upcoming housing workshop at Utah Independent Living Center on October 1st with Fair Housing. The time is from 3:00-5:00 and will cover rights, issues, and responsibilities. UILC can be contacted for more information at 801-466-5565.]

Sep 19 '14
Sep 19 '14
"[W]hen outsiders’ inauthentic and insensitive depictions are lauded as authentic and sensitive, the stories I tell, even if based on my own life, are seen as inauthentic if they fail to conform to the canon. I watch helplessly as my experiences and feelings are denied, and my truth is no longer the truth. I have essentially been defined by others—as have my characters on the spectrum."
Sep 19 '14

bronweathanharthad:

a list of things that are important:

  • canonically disabled characters
  • disabled actors playing disabled characters
  • disabled characters who are treated as a person and not as a laundry list of symptoms
  • characters who remain disabled throughout the entire story
  • abolishing the belief that disability is a tragedy and that being miraculously cured is the only happy ending
  • examining disability in all groups, not just white cishet men
  • abolishing the use of ableist slurs
  • condemning characters that use ableist slurs
  • explicit, respectful disability representation
Sep 19 '14

professionaldaydreamer2:

AMAZING TIPS for How To Make Your Actors Seem More Like Real Disabled People:

1. cast real disabled people

Sep 18 '14

angel-of-the-odd:

Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back

Part 2 

Part 3

Sep 18 '14
Sep 18 '14