This is the day where all around the world, disabled and non-disabled people blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about disability discrimination (known as disablism or ableism). In this way, we hope to raise awareness of inequality, promote equality and celebrate the progress we've made.
Please leave a comment below to let us know about your contributions. We'll be putting together an archive of all our contributions which you can check out here, as well as tweeting about them @BADDtweets and linking to them on our Facebook page and Tumblr.
It's now 2nd May in the UK and we're going to sleep, but please continue letting us know about your posts - we'll put them in the archive later on in the morning. Thank you for a fabulous day!
Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016
(Disability discrimination in the workplace, recruitment issues and unemployment).
Friendly crips and their friends: This wheelchair user has a voice
Law Geek's Blog: A BADD day
(Attitudes and practical issues effecting disabled people and the discussion of disability in education, from preschool to university and workplace training.)
The Ladylike Punk: On Pain (of course) and the Personal
Robin's Blog: I’m an academic in a wheelchair – why is it so difficult?
Rolling with the Punches: #BADD2016 Earning your degree differently should be ok
Traveling Show: BADD in Georgia
Turtle Is A Verb: Kids notice things
Other Access Issues
(Posts about any kind of access issue in the built environment, shops, services and various organisations. By "access issues" I mean anything which enables or disenables a person from doing what everyone else is able to do.)
Asha Bardon: The Simplest Things
The Caffeinated Autistic: Sometimes it’s subtle...
Crippled, Queer, Anglo-European Ranter: Art for All
Flat Out: On ‘Giving Up’
Inside the Little Plastic Castle: Battling Normate Space Invaders
Life in Deep Water: Memories of Disablism
Low Visionary: Disableism, the book famine and the Marrakesh Treaty
natalyad: Keyboard navigability as power not just accessibility
Speedchange: All the little things...
Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism
Diary of a Goldfish: Legitimate Disability
From the Edge of the Map: What the "Social Model of Disability" Actually Means
Never that Easy: #Ableismexists, so we BADD again
Philip Patston: A mash-up about Blogging Against Disablism Day
The Language of Disablism(Posts about the language which surrounds disability and the way that it may empower or disempower us.)
The notes which do not fit: Shifting Away from Ableist Language
Un-Boxed Brain: Spectrum Nope
Disablism Interacting with Other 'Isms'
(Posts about the way in which various discriminations interact; the way that the prejudice experienced as a disabled person may be compounded by race, gender, age, sexuality etc..)
Ballastexistenz: There is ableism somewhere at the heart of your oppression, no matter what your oppression might be
Disablism in Literature, Culture and the Media
Diary of Mr Goldfish: Prejudice and Representation
Most Usually Unusual: Ableism in Social Media
SilverSarcasm: Agency, Mental Illness and Bucky Barnes
The Wordsmith's Forge: My Characters with Disabilities
Disability Studies, Temple U.: Nerys Johnson's "every atom of concentration"
Relationships, Love and Sex
The eternal pursuit of love and laughter: Disablism and Dating. Or “How society took me from a 7 to a 4”
Kink Praxis: Centering Disabled Characters in My Erotica
Art, Poetry and Fiction against Disablism
Crippled, Queer, Anglo-European Ranter: And now - the Gallery...
Disability Intersections: Nervous Systems - Part 6
Same Difference: Disablism - The Enemy Of Disability
The Wordsmith's Forge: Poem: "Void of Course"
|General Thoughts on Disablism|
Dannilion.com: What I Want To See
Hollymath: Just in time for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016
Nightengale of Samarkand: What if no one came?
People Aren't Broken: Learn to Laugh
Parenting Issues(whether disabled parents or the parents of a disabled child.)
Francesca M. Marinaro: “But You Don’t Look Blind” - a Reflection on Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016
More Than Disorganised: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016
Posts about learning experiences and realisations authors have had about the nature of disability discrimination and the impact on their lives.
The Affliction Fiction: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2016
Autistic Academic: Okay, But So Do I
Ballastexistenz: When Orange Speaks Louder Than Words
A Writer In A Wheelchair: It’s Not Disablism (But Really It Is)
Disablism and Politics
(For example, the political currency of disability, anti-discrimination legislation, etc.)
Cripscorner: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Liberal Democrat Voice: Blogging Against Disablism Day
This ain't living: The economics of disability
Bullying, Harassment and Hate Crime
RoseRodent: My Neighbour Cut My Lawn
Disability, Life and Death
The F-Word: We need to avoid disablism when we talk about abortion
DeeScribes: Otherwise Healthy
AccessLess: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Disability in Institutions
Indigo Jo Blogs: Break the silence
The Science of Disability
Ballastexistenz: Don’t ever assume autism researchers know what they’re doing