Friday, May 01, 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009Welcome to Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009!

Thanks very much to everyone who helped to spread the word and to everyone posting about disability discrimination today. About 200 people have contributed some excellent work, making this by far the biggest BADD ever.

I've been collecting reviews of BADD from JackP, Incurable Hippie, Lilwatchgirl, NeverThatEasy, The Mornig Star, Mary, What Sorts of People, Lisy Babe, Wheelie Catholic, Seahorse and Peter Fremlin have written posts about or featuring their favourites BADD posts.

Blogging Against Disablism 2009

(Disability discrimination in the workplace, recruitment issues and unemployment).

Dechant: Equal work, sure...
JadeLennox: Workplace Gadflies
The Perorations of Lady Bracknell: The Unbearable Slowness of Being
Undercover Punk: Social Security benefits & women, working whilst disabled, and stigmatizing mental health terminology
Yet Another Never Updated Blog: Hooray for the evil side
Your subtext is showing: (awkward silence)

(Attitudes and practical issues effecting disabled people and the discussion of disability in education, from preschool to university and workplace training.)

Anthro, Etc: (Dis)ablism in Archaelogy/ Anthropology
Avendya: On decisions
The Black Telephone: Siobhan, the Soundbeam and Disablism
Brimstone & Treacle: BADD Wolf
Dirty Socks and Pizza: Navigating the Gray Area
Gin & Comment: "Mainstream" schooling and disablism.
Maternal Instincts: Action speaks louder than words (HB 119 update)
Now, what was I doing?: A secret thing
Same Difference: One Look At the Chair
Tunnelling: Flexibility
Textual Fur: Blogging Against Disablism
Theorize me: Invisible Disabilities and University
Thinking UDL: Ableism: My thoughts 1 year later
Twilight Garden: One Size Does Not Fit All

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.)

Brilliant Mind, Broken Body: Trapped!
A Crippled Carnival: An Open Letter To People On The Bus
The Dog''s Blog: Lose the Mouse for BADD 2009
Even Grounds: Sound is Not Always Helpful for People Who Are Blind
goldjjadeocean: Why I will not be participating in Blogging Against Disablism Day this year
The Iron Chicken: A Convenient Myth
Hoyden About Town: Can I have a seat?
Naughty or nice..?: Ticketing Policies - B.A.D.D.
Riparians at the Gate: When Even the Buildings are In Denial
Rolling Round Life: The Perils of Looking for Housing
Wallaby: Accessibility, choice, accomodation and equality

Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism

32 Days Remaining: Web Development and Aversive Disablism
The Acrimonious One: The harm disablism does
Curvature: On Depression
Disability Prejudice and Civil Rights Watch: Psychophobia 201
Education on the Plate: Word of the Day: Disablism
Fat Fu: Fat, Major Depression, Asperger's: Where the Social Model meets the Medical Model
Her Own Self: Blogging Against Disablism Day TODAY!
Notes From Greencastle: Us vs. Us
A Pretty Simple Blog: Defining "disablism"
Urbania To Stoneheads: BADD: expectations and stereotypes
Wheelchair Pride: Disablism: What can YOU do about it?

The Language of Disablism
(Posts about the language which surrounds disability and the way that it may empower or disempower us.)

Benefit Scrounging Scum: Words Hurt
Biodiverse Resistance: Disability Terminology: too much confusion, so much frustration
The Hand Mirror: Lose the language. Now (cross-posted at In a Strange Land)
Life at Full Tilt: Reflections on Language
Life Decanted: Abled vs. Disabled
Lounalune: The d-label
Wheelchair Dancer: Piss on Pity

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..)

Feministe: Disability and Class
Memoirs of a Genderqueer Femme Anarchist: BADD and May Day
Queers United: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton: Which Women Matter? Ableism and Sexual Violence
Shakesville: Domestic Work is Real Work
Stop Street Harassment: Blogging Against Disablism: Street Harassment Edition
whirlwitch: Step it up, wimp!

Disablism in Literature, Culture and the Media

Butterfly Dreams: Special People, Normal World
Ashy's Blog: "Anyone can do it"

Growing up with a disability: We all do it.
Floating in Space: No, I'm Spasticus
Radio Clare: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sweet Perdition: Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (of disability)
Trouble is Everywhere: BADD: Bloody Torchwood


Disability Studies, Temple U: BADD: A Week-by-Week Calender of Disability History Birthdays

Relationships, Love and Sex

Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio: Not Children: Tony Atwood Still Doesn't Get It
Bleeting in the Fields: Blue and Red have a chat about disablism
Dreaming of Butterflies: Blogging Against Disablism
Elf: Resist biologically: be erotic! - Tim Leary

Never That Easy: BADD Girl
Poverty in America: Poverty and Disablism
Pure Glucose: Place. My blog for Blog Against Disablism Dad
Sexual Ambiguities: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Spectrum Siblings: Connecting through disability
Walking Wounded: Not here for your entertainment
The World According to J. J. in L. A.: BADD: She can do that?

Non-English Language Blogs


Hierman eri mielt
ä: Making Discrimination Easy
Trouble is Everywhere: BADD: How the Non-Disabled Person can Participate (from one non-disabled person to another) (cross-posted at Trouble is a State of Mind)

General Thoughts on Disablism

Angelikitten: Common Sense and Courtesy
Autism - Just Because I'm Quiet Doesn't Mean I'm Quiet Doesn't Mean I Don't Understand
The Beauty Offensive: I Like a Good Fight
Blue Girl: Funny Thing Happened After I Read More About Frances Farmer
Deaf Girl Speaking: BADD: randomness
Driftwood: My Gorilla is Quite Tame
Equal Not Special: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Fizzyblogic: A mass of dots.
FridaWrites: On Wheelchairs and Safety
F**k You Megan Fox!: Blog Against Disablism Day
The Gonzolog: Blogging Against the Supremacist Attitudes of the Mediocritariat
Hatman: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Inner Dreams: Not Your World
Here's the Kicker: Blogging against disablism
How to be an Inspiration: It Should Have Been Me
The Life and Times of Emma: Where You Least Expect It
A Load of Old Squit: When helping yourself doesn't help
LDN journal: The pill that retains my humanity
Midden: BADD - 1st May
Midlife & Treachery: Don't Assume
Morrígan Reborn: Blogging Against Disablism Day
The Muffin Blog: The Narrative
MyOwnWench: BADD - badass, bad news, bad day
My Spelling Sucks: Reading Dyslexia Laughing and CP
Nick's Crusade: Ablism: Idiotic Comments From Idiots
Normal is Overrated: Assumptions, Assumptions
Optistatic: A Kind of Verbal Meander
Paul Canning: Life in a Wheelchair
The Pickards: Lip-Service Equality
Pizza Viola: BADD
Radio Clare: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sanabitur Anima Mea: Mild and Severe Disability
The Secret Life of a Girl on Wheels: Lucky
Smarking_off: Blogging Against Disablism Day
SpeEdChange: Suicidal Ideation
Sunny Dreamer: Visiting Italy
This is you reading about me...or not: BADD Thoughts
Through My Eyes: Happy BADD = Let's all be positive about disability
Touched By An Alien: Stereotypes of Success
Until the dolphin flies and the parrots live at sea: Disablism sure isn't disabled at all
Wheelie Catholic: Moments of ableism
The View From Room 7609: Is it an annoyance? I don't think so.

Parenting Issues
(whether disabled parents or the parents of a disabled child.)

Baxter Sez: Pride and Joy
Beneath the Wings: The Shopping Trip - part 2
Blank Shield Press: My son looks normal
Cheaper Than Therapy: Sometimes You Just Gotta Say
Disabilities the Invisible Discrimination: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Homepaddock: Losing fear and ignorance of disability
Let Kids Play!!: What makes disability?
Memo To Self: Blogging Against Disablism - A Photo Essay
This is My Blog: Well-meaning Insults
To The Max: My child has a right to play - dont shut him out because he's disabled
Whitterer On Autism: Blogging Against Disablism Day

Healthcare Issues
(For example, the provision of healthcare, institutionalistaion of disbaled people, reproductive ethics and euthanasia)

Astrid's Journal: BADD Behaviour: Disablism in Psychiatry
A Comic Life Indeed: Tales From The Clinic: Out With The Old, In With The Eu-Genics
Finding My Way: Journey of an Uppity Intellectual Activist Crip: Ableism Where I'd Least Expect It.
Incurable Hippy's Musings and Rants: Access to Healthcare
Mysteries and Questions surrounding the
Ashey X case: The damage the Ashley case has done and the damage it can stil do

Nick's Crusade: Government-Sponsored Ablism and Segregation Tears Families Apart
The Strangest Alchemy: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
What Sorts of People: There's a word for that kind of thing

Impairment-Specific Prejudice
(Posts about those experiences specific to people with a particular condition or type of condition.

Diary of a Nobody: Anti-Depressants

Glitter, Vinyl and Thread: Things all able-bodied people should read - or even non-abled-bodied who don't have fibro or chronic fatigue
HAM. BLOG: Invisible Illness Bingo 2
It's Never That Simple: Autism, Assumptions and Ability
Random Babble: I wasn't going to do this...
Morphine Breath: Blogging Against Disablism Day
One Sick Mother: Invisible Disabilities: Depression
The Pursuit of Harpyness: Pain-Free is Privilege
Screw Bronze: Disablism within Disability
íbhneoir páirt-aimseartha: On Being an M.E./ Aspie alien
Shauna's Life of Pain and Other Fun Things: A Chance to Educate Others About Pain
Slywolf: Mine Are Invisible
Womanist Musings: Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Pain
The Voice Within: Blogging agaisnt disablism day

Personal Journeys
Posts about learning experiences and realisations authors have had about the nature of disability discrimination and the impact on their lives.

Access for All - Angela M. Hooker: The Best Laid Plans and Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Bad Cripple: Ableism and a Water Shed Experience
The Bitch Who Roared: This post is dedicated to Lyn, who taught me so much
A box full of butterflies: Coming to terms with being out of spoons
Butterfly Cauldron: The sharks are here every day
Cathie From Canada: BADD Day
Desertrosedark: What disablism means to me
Diabola in musica: Not a Stereotype
Diary of a Goldfish: A Living Learning Experience
Diary of a Nobody: Invisible Disabilities
Diary of a Wordsmith: BADD08-09 - a snapshot of changes
Don't Type Angry: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Gordon's D-Zone: A Life Apart
Haddayr's Blog: Blog Against Disablism Day
I'm Just Not Impressed: The Invisible Human
Jem's Lair: I started feeling safe
Jenelle's Journey: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Laughing Wild: But I'm NOT disabled!
Life, Liberty and Good Coffee: Uncle Ronnie and "the Leg"
Linguanaut: A blinkered life
The Man Outside: Two legs bad, fewer legs better
The Multiple Sclerosis Foudations: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Notes, Nothings, and Common Refrains: "Oh look! It's Peter Pan!" ("That's right! I can't walk. But I can fly!")
Primary Decomposition: Blogging against disablism
Recessional: Carries the act so convincingly the fact is sometimes she believes it
Remember the Tinman: On being a good nutter for BADD
Shakesville: BADD: Out of my closet
Simul lustus Et Peccator: Blogging Against (Dis)ablism Day 2009
Sophia's Call: Mary Magdalene, My Sister

Standing Tall Through Everything: Blogging Against Disablism
A Stellarlife: Bloggers Unite Against Disablism May 1
Timmblr: Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Unwritten Memoirs: I'm an idiopath, so what?
Zero at the bone: Talking about it

Disablism and Politics

(For example, the political currency of disability, anti-discrimination legislation, etc.)

Autism - Direct Action: ADAPT at the White House, Tony Atwood update
Bruce Lawson's personal site: Accessibility and what India can teach us
Cynical Chatter from The Underworld: Fear and Loathing in the UK
Humanitarian Relief "It Is Persons With Disabilities That Are First To Die"
Whose Planet is it Anyway?: Community Choice Act Needs High Priority

Art Against Disablism

Philippa's Photography, Incurable Hippie: Creative Protest
RachelCreative: When Disability is Invisible


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Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish. Here's my contribution. It goes in Education.

Damon Lord said...

Hi, done mine at Not sure which category it goes in; it's a personal journey I would suspect.

Deb said...

i guess this post could be under education or other.


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imfunnytoo said...

Hello Goldfish: In the category General Thoughts on Disablism, I've written this post:

Gary Miller said...

Good Morning Goldfish!

I'm a first time BADD boy. My contributions is at Lose the Mouse for BADD 2009! It's a short piece about keyboard accessibility, not brilliant - but I'm passionate about it.

lauredhel said...

Hi, here's mine, should go in Access Issues I think.

Can I have a seat?

irasocol said...
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peter Beresford said...

Dear Friend I just want to thank you for the great idea of Blogging against Disablism Day 2009. May 1st is also my Birthday. So it seems a great day to have it on. I write blogs for Community Care and the Guardian. I write as a mental health service user who is also keen to support and be involved in the broader disabled people's movement as well as the survivors movement. I think our greatest strength against the disablism and mentalism we face is to link up and gain in understanding of each other and our different experiences and the common discrimination we face. I think that there are lots of similarities as well as differences in the disablism facing survivors and other disabled people. I really value the idea of uniting our efforts, that's why i think this is a great idea. All the very best from peter (beresford)

Laura said...

Good morning!

My post is up at Gin&Comment:

It's about education.

Best of luck for today :)

Kelly said...

Sorry I didn't tell you in advance, but I participated again this year! You can put it in the category of personal journey. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish. I hope you get lots of sleep!

I think my first post for BADD may qualify under "other". BADD: How The Non-Disabled Person Can Participate (from one non-disabled person to another). It's also cross-posted to my Dreamwidth Account, here. DW is a more accessible site than LJ, so it may be better to link the DW account.

Ruth said...

Hi, here's my post.

It goes in General Thoughts on Disablism


irasocol said...

Happy BADD! or whatever. Label my post "frustration" I suppose - Socol

David said...

Hi Goldfish,

I didn't sign up, but I did get a post written. Here's the link:
It fits in the category of disablism and culture.
I hope your life settles down a bit. Thank you so much for coordinating this tremendous endeavor.


Penny L. Richards said...

Mine's up (a day early here, but just in time for most of the planet):
For the third year in a row, we belong under "history"!

Rob Wilson said...

What Sorts is done at

There's a word for that kind of thingAs for categories, unless you put in "Life and death" as a category, and cast gloom and doom everywhere, best to put it under "Other"

Anonymous said...

Hi, hope next week is better for you both. Here is my contribution, I would suggest it go in the "Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism" category. Thank you for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Um, forgot my link :).

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a post for Other Access Issues.

Why I will not be participating in Blog Against Disablism Day this year:

rickismom said...

Here's mine:

probably parenting issues is the closest here.MAYBE education....

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for everything. Here is my post in the category of healthcare issues.

Lady Bracknell said...

Not up to previous years' standards, admittedly, but something:

This falls neatly into the employment category.

incurable hippie said...

My first (of two) BADD posts, this one about creative protest and some anti-disablist designs I have created.

It's here. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish, here's my post:

Category is Disablism Interacting with other Isms

It's my first BADD post (but I hope it's a good post).

Anonymous said...

My contribution:

Not sure if it really fits. I guess it's general thoughts...

But thank you for doing this.

emma said...

Hi, here's my post
Category access.

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incurable hippie said...

My 2nd Blogging Against Disablism Day post is up:

Access to Healthcare: BADD

Wheelchair Dancer said...

Hi Goldfish. Wow. Thanks for doing this. The world will be a better place when I wake up.

This is for language of disablism.

Piss on PityWCD

Selene said...

Here's mine, I'd have liked to write more, but my one year old had other ideas! It's more of a photo essay and the category would be parenting issues.

Deborah said...

I've put up a post about the language of disabilism. It's at two places: my own blog: In a Strangg Land -, and at The Hand Mirror, a New Zealand feminist team blog:

J.J. in L.A. said...

My blog belongs in the Relationship, Love and Sex category. The post URL is:

Mary said...

Hello, and good luck...

My post is at

The title is Well-meaning Insults.

I think it comes under Disability and Parenting.

Chally said...

Here's mine. It goes under Personal Journeys. Thank you so much!

Anita Strang said...

Thanks so much for this opportunity Goldfish!! My post is "Ablism: My thoughts one year later": Hyperlink Code. It belongs in the "Education" category. I look forward to a great evening of reading!

James Coltham said...

My blog post, "Defining Disablism" is now live at

Could be appropriate for either the 'general thoughts' or 'definition and analysis' categories.

Anonymous said...

My post is titled 'Blog against Disablism Day' and it can be found at

It should probably go in the General Thoughts category.

Thanks so much for all the hard work you've put into this. It's appreciated.

JackP said...

It's looking grand so far, Goldfish.
As well as my original post, I'm compiling a list of my own personal favourites which I'll publish later, although I suspect I'm going to have to be more selective in my choices else I might end up just replicating this post...

Optistatic said...


My contribution (Optistatic) is called "A bit of a verbal meander", and can be found here:

It should probably go into General Thoughts on Disablism.


Anonymous said...


I signed up before, but I can't find my blog in the blog list - is it still okay to get put in the main post?

My post is titled "BADD: Common Sense & Courtesy" and can be found here:

I think it probably goes under general thoughts.

Radio said...

Mine goes under general thoughts:

Deven Black said...

Hi Goldfish, I'm pleased to be able to add my first BADD blog post. I wish it weren't necessary.

It goes in the category
Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism

rachelcreative said...

My post:

When Disability Is Invisible

Category: Art Against Disabilism

M. said...

My entry (for the general category, I guess), "The Pill that retains my humanity" at LDN journal:

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Hi Goldfish, I'm in.
It goes in disablist language.
Hope you and AJ are doing better, BG x

RehaDesign said...

Hi! Thanks for all your hard work! You are amazing.

Our post could go into Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism or just General thoughts about Disablism

Carleen said...

Hi Goldfish! The link to my post is

I think it belongs in the Personal Journey category.


JackP said...

Goldfish, the comment from Tommy ("petshi") a few above this one appears to be spam...

bruce lawson said...

I write a lot on how to make websites accessible to PWDs. Here's my contribution (prob "politics" category):

girlonwheels said...

My post might fit in general or education and can be found here.

David John Walsh said...

It wasn't strictly for BADD if I'm honest, but it does belong in access issues and is relevant (and by the time you read it will be adjusted to be a BADD post - my bad - sorry bad pun :) )

Many thanks -

NAIZA said...

Hey there Goldie!
I hope you had a great rest today. It's up to you where you can categorize my entry. I wrote about my disability and experiences a bit randomize.

Thanks & Take care. :)

Sparks said...

Hi Goldfish,
Done my first ever contribution for this here:
I think it'd go into general thoughts.

Claire said...

Hi, mine is at, it would go under General Thoughts on Disablism, I think.

Claire said...

I hope it's ok posting my link without having 'signed up' beforehand, I only found out about it today. :)

marmiteboy said...

Excellent work yet again Goldfish. Thanks for organisg such a great event.

My contribution can be found at

Please file under Media and Culture.

All the best and thanks again.


Tom Babinszki said...

I think my post is closest to the "other access issues" category:
Sound Is Not Always Helpful For People Who Are Blind

Never That Easy said...

Hey Fishy -

Here's my link:

I think it should go under relationships, or personal journeys.

Thanks for doing this again this year: I always look forward to it!

And hope everybody's feeling alright at your place now. :D

marmiteboy said...

I don't know what happened there. Sorry about that. My post can be found at:

File under Media/Culture.

Sorry I haven't put a direct link in but after 5 tries I have retired defeated.

James Coltham said...

Looks like the day is going really well Goldfish - kudos to you!

By the way, my post ("Defining Disablism" - mentioned under the Definitions and Analysis category) appear to be missing a hyperlink.

All the best :)

Amy said...

I've done my best, I'm really excited to be involved. Thank you for the opportunity and all the work you've put in!

My post:

Either of these categories would be fine:
Impairment-Specific Prejudice
Personal Journeys

holly kearl said...

I think mine goes under Disablism Interacting with Other 'Isms'


Mór Rígan said...

Hi Goldfish, my post is here

I guess the category would be General Thoughts on Disablism or personal journey. Not sure though

Anonymous said...

Goldfish - hope you and AJ both feel a bit better soon - thanks for doing this!!

my effort is at "" and i think its best put into the "Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism" category.

i look forward to reading the other entries later...

Diane J Standiford said...

You done a great job.

Personal Journey/Retail Discrimination

Profoundly Yours, Suzanne said...

Hi Goldfish

My post goes under Access, or if you would like to create a new category for Technology that could work too :) Thank you for starting this project. I look forward to reading everybody's posts.


Sarah said...

My post can be found here: I would call it a personal story.

SarahMC said...

Hi there. I did not even realize BADD was this week but I wrote a post a couple days ago that might apply. I fear it might not count but I'll take a stab anyway.

It would probably go in Personal Journeys or General.

Christen Smith said...

Mine is posted here: Blogging Against Disablism: The harm disablism doesFor the Definition and analysis of disablism category, I think.

SKM said...

Hey there, I have a post up at Shakesville; it should go in "Disablism Interacting with other "isms"

Thanks for all your hard work!

Alison Piepmeier said...

Here's mine, called "Pride and Joy," at Should go in parenting issues.

The Morningstar said...

My contribution is at Fear And Loathing In The UK.

Joseph Karr O'Connor said...

Oops, posted my Disablism Day story in wrong place on my blog, Here is the corrected URL: It goes in Education.

Rae Andrews said...

HIya Goldfish. Hang in there today, and thankyou - I'm sure I won't be wrong when I say we all appreciate you getting this all together.
My contribution is here It should go in "general thoughts" I expect.

Queers United said...

Queer blog against disablism and queerphobia

Attila the Mom said...

Oh happy day!

I'm in! Don't know where you'd put it---parenting or humor, I guess.


incurable hippie said...

My third BADD post is up! I guess it would go under 'general issues'.

Favourite BADD posts of the day so far

Megan said...

My contribution is here:

It's called "Invisible Disabilities and University" and should probably be under the education category.


Renee said...

Mine is done as well it is called Fibromyalgia the Invisible Pain. It is about adjusting to a chronic illness and how those around us expect us to overcome.

annaham said...

Mine's finished:

It's specific to invisible and chronic illnesses and disabilities, so the best category would probably be "Impairment-Specific Prejudices." Thank you!

James said...

File under parenting.


matt said...

here's mine:

I'm thinking it'd belong in Education.

DesertRose said...

Here is my contribution. I titled it "What Disablism Means to Me." I guess it qualifies as a personal journey, but this is your website, so class it as you will.

Anonymous said...

I just posted think it's "general thoughts on disablisim" but feel free to put it in whichever category you think is best.


Cheryl said...

My post goes under healthcare most of all I guess, but it could also go under employment I think. I guess just put it under healthcare. Ableism Where I'd Least Expect it: BADD 2009

Anonymous said...

It's finally done! Here is the link: Social Security benefits & women, working while disabled, and stigmatizing mental health terminology!I think it might fit under Employment, Politics, Healthcare, or something else...
THANK YOU for hosting this; it's incredible! :)

maurinsky said...

My contributionI guess it would go under Personal Journeys

queen emily said...

Woops, think I posted in the wrong thread.

My post, belongs in relationships I'd say.

Dr. Laura Marie Grimes said...

My post is at Since there is no religion section I would think personal journeys might be the best match.

Hope you are holding up through everything!

Zan said...

I'm already on the participating list, but if you want a direct link it's here

It can go under general thought or personal journeys. Thanks!

Cara said...

Two posts:

One from The Curvature, which should go under "Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism," I suppose (could also easily go under personal journey):

And one from Feministe, which should go under "Disability Interacting with Other 'isms":

Thanks so much for putting this all together!

codeman38 said...

Just added a post titled Assumptions, Assumptions.

I'd say it's a combination of General Thoughts and Impairment-Specific Prejudice, as I touch on both. Probably better classified as General Thoughts though.

Anonymous said...

Here's my contribution, category "General thoughts on disablism"

Anonymous said...

Hi, Goldfish!

my BADD post is here:

and it can be filed under 'general thoughts about disablism'.

Dechant said...

My BADD post, such as it is, is here:

It belongs under "Employment", though it's really the story of why I'm not employed.

Thank you, and here's hoping your life perks up a touch!


Anonymous said...

I wrote something for Blogging Against Disablism Day:


JaneB said...

Hi Goldfish. Here's a contribution: (I have no idea why the url is not the same as the title of the post, but it seems to work). I think it belongs under education. hope you get through the day in one piece!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot to include in my previous comment that I think it could go under general thoughts, or personal experiences. Thanks!

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton said...

Hi Goldfish!

Our post is up over at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton blog.

I think it should probably fall under "Disablism Interacting with Other 'Isms'" but you may feel there is a better category.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry -- I didn't include what section it should go under when I linked to my post. Blogging Against Disablism Day: workplace gadflies Under employment. And thank you for doing this!

abfh said...

Here's mine -- it goes in the politics category:

Melissa McEwan said...

Hiya, I have a second post up at Shakesville; it should probably go under personal journeys.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Unknown said...

I have a post on poverty, disabiity, and family relationships:

Thanks for organizing this!

Also, my colleague Dora Raymaker has one about living with autism:

JackP said...

Oh, and as I completely failed to include it in my post (*darn*), and I've not read another post which references it yet (but I've not been through them all, so it might be there), I'd like to offer up the Pepsi ad Bob's House for anyone who hasn't seen it as something very appropriate to today...

Anonymous said... goes in personal journeys.

And thank you for doing this.

Anonymous said...

I only found out about this today, but really wanted to participate. I hope that's okay.

My link is

I don't know whether it should go in Personal Journeys or Impairment-specific Prejudice.

Michael Kleinman said...

Just posted in the category of "disabled among refugees"

Thanks so much for doing this,


Emma said...

Hiya, thanks for doing this once again!

My post is called "Where You Least Expect It" and is at

I suppose technically it's about access issues but I sort of like the idea of classifying it as "general thoughts"

Best, Emma

Kirsten said...

Mine is here -

I would guess that it would fit best under 'personal journeys'. Thanks for doing this - it looks like a great collection

JackP said...

Just to add my roundup/review post (is there a section for these?) - here's Bloggers Blogging Against Disablism (BBAD does BADD).

Unknown said...

My contribution is a post called It Should Have Me on my blog How To Be An Inspiration. Read it at -

It best fits in the general issues category but is really just a humorous piece. How about a Humour category.

Comments welcome.

Crippled Carny said...

Here's my post, "An Open Letter To People On The Bus" at
I think it goes in Other Access Issues but if you disagree feel free to put it somewhere else.

anthroetc said...

Hi! Here is my contribution for the day:

It could go under Education, personal journeys, or other (I would put it under Academia if that was a category!).


Anonymous said...

Here's mine:

I have no idea what category, sorry. It's part education, part social-stigma-type-stuff, part personal journey *shrugs*.

Anonymous said...

I guess it would go in the intersections category.

The post is titled "BADD and May Day", and my blog is Memoirs of a Genderqueer Femme Anarchist.

Outside the Circle said...

I hope this counts even though I didn't sign up beforehand.

It would probably go in "Impairment-Specific Prejudice," but you might feel differently. I know a lot of what I describe applies to other groups of people, disabled or not, but it's a lot more profound when it's an ability issue.

Haddayr said...

I posted, and this should be under "Personal Journeys:"

Anonymous said...

Hi - sorry, I only ran into this very recently and dithered about commenting on the first post so I never signed up, but here's my post anyway if you want it:

Personal Journeys for me, definitely.

Nancy said...

I write about cerebral palsy (from an outsider perspective) and endometriosis. The cerebral palsy section mentions the woeful situation with carers (my experience is in Australia) and the endo section mentions people not taking endometriosis seriously due to it being a woman's affliction.

Great idea, by the way. Brilliant. Let's blog for change!

Stephen said...

I didn't think I'd have the time, hence not saying anything before now...but here we are.

Personal journeys

Kali said...

Got mine up! I wrote about physical access problems and second-class citizen messages

Louna said...

Hi Goldfish!
Here's mine, "The d-label":
It should probably go into the language section. Or personnal journey. Or other. I'm not sure, really. (Sorry for not being much help with the category.)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Goldfish. I'm not sure which category my post goes in -- maybe Disablism in Culture? maybe Definition & Analysis?

What it is, it's an essay about learning not to be so able-ist in my own life and interactions ... a first post on disablism by someone who has only been discriminated against for other things.

Her Own Self:

Timmargh said...
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Timmargh said...

Finally got it out of my head! It's not as good as it sounded in there, but what the hell.

Letters I've written, never meaning to send

I guess it goes under "Personal Journeys."

Anonymous said...

Under Disablism in Literature, Culture and Media: BADD: Bloody Torchwood

BADD: Bloody Torchwood

Emandink said...

Personal journeys, I think.

Cale said...

Here's mine:

Perhaps Personal Journeys? or Relationships? Not sure.

Anonymous said...

My post can be found on my livejournal here

It fits into personal journeys but also impairment specific-prejudices (I have ME.) I hope you and others find it useful. I will be editting it to send to the local papers for ME awareness week May 11th-17th 2009 so any feedback is good!

Thank you for doing this!


Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish. My entry can be found here -

and most likely goes under General Thoughts on Disablism.

Thank you once again for hosting this and I hope things get better for both you and your partner/carer

Tera said...

Hi, Goldfish,

My contribution is Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (of disability). It fits best under the "Disablism in literature, culture and the media" category.

Anonymous said... Hi my post lands in the Education section.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for running BADD! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts!

Anonymous said...

Blog Against Disablism Day: on decisions:

It mainly focuses on educational issues, but might also be a personal journey. (I'm a student, hence the overlap.)

Anonymous said...

I suppose this goes in Love/Sex/Relationships, because there's no spot for religion.

Journal title is "The Elf Half," which may or may not show up anywhere; Dreamwidth's still in beta.

Astri said...

My post is at I think it belongs in the healthcare category.

context-sensitive said...


i think this goes under General Thoughts on Disablism, or Employment since it's about the lack of it.

(awkward silence):

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Hello. :)

I'm taste_is_sweet over at Live Journal. Thank you so much for doing this. I'd love to participate. My blog is here:

Sorry! I erased the original comment because I forgot to add the category. It's the love and relationships one, since I'm writing about my husband. Thank you.

Beckie Weinheimer said...

here's my link. I think it should go under parenting. Thanks for doing this great site.

sanabituranima said...

Here's mine. I think it should go in the "general houghts category".

Jemma Brown said...

I have taken part my post can be found at

Sorry Goldfish and helpers I have no idea what category it should go in!

Anonymous said...

Here's mine

I would put it in "general thoughts" or "Defining Disabilism"

Anonymous said...

Here's my contribution -- I'm not sure whether it should go under "Literature, Culture, and Media," or under "Personal Journeys."

It's about my personal journey trying to create literature about disability. Here's the URL:

Full Tilt said...

I'm not sure, but I think Blogger must've done something weird because I posted my link of on language

for BADD 2009 and it somehow got left out???


Ekie said...

Hi, my contribution is at I think it should go under General.....I don't know....

blue girl said...

Hey Goldfish! Here's my post:

I think it would go under the "General Thoughts..." category.

Thank you so much for all your hard work on this!


Unknown said...

I didn't hear about this really until today, and I wasn't 100% planning on participating, but then I did. This should go under "Personal Journeys", I think.

Shiloh said...

Hi, sorry this is a bit late, but here is the url to my post:

And the title is called "Visiting Italy." I think it might fit under the General Thoughts category. Thanks,
Shiloh aka Sunny Dreamer

Niksmom said...

Here's my contribution. It should go under Education. Is uppose it could also go under politics as it's about local legislation impacting the disability constituency in my state.

Let Kids Play said...

Here is my blog

It should go under parenting

stevethehydra said...

I'm technically a couple of hours late, but if you're still accepting submissions, here's mine (it turned out a lot longer than i originally intended it to be): Disability Terminology: too much confusion, so much frustration

FridaWrites said...

For General Thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot to make my post, but I made it in under the wire. I never signed up for this but I hope that won't matter. It's at and titled "Mine Are Invisible" and should probably go under Personal Journeys.

Ellen Seidman said...

Hi there. I'm so pleased to have found this, and proud to contribute. I posted about my six-year-old, Max, who has cerebral palsy. Here's my contribution, "My child has a right to play—don't shut him out because he's disabled" goes under "Parenting Issues."

asansouthwestohio said...

I've made two posts on separate blogs.

My post on the autism blog should be categorized under Disablism and Politics.

My post on the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio blog should go under Relationships, Love and Sex.

Meg Evans

AccessForAll said...

Hi, Goldfish --

I hope things get better for you.

My post is at

and it's one for personal journeys. Thanks so much for organizing this wonderful event.

the blogger formerly known as yinyang said...

I think my post would go in the category "General Thoughts on Disablism:"

Kevin - MySpellingSucks said...

Hi Goldfish,

This is awesome. I just found out about it about 20 minutes ago so I hope i can still post. I think this link should go in the general thoughts about disablism.

Anonymous said...

It's late. I was debating w/ myself, and it isn't what I set out to write. You don't have to post/link to it, but it is here if anyone else wants to read it.

And thanks for putting this together. More thanks than I can express.

Gordon said...

My post for BADD can be found at:
A Life Apart and should go under personal journey or disabling identities...

Anonymous said...

I finally found the right place to comment to. My theme is on the stereotype of success and disablism.

The URL is:

I'm not sure what category would be best.


amy dame said...

i know i'm late, but here's my post -

it doesn't fit anywhere specifically, so it's best just under general.

thank you very much!

The Morningstar said...

I posted a quick review over at my blog.

Penelope said...

I didn't officially sign up because I wasn't sure I could do it, but I managed it!

I think it goes in "Other Access Issues" (it's about looking for accessible housing).

Dark Angel said...

Here are my BADD posts. I only submitted one blog, but I just started a second one.

Meowser said...

I didn't sign up earlier either, and as it happens, I'm way late getting this in and if I can't be included I understand. (I did write it yesterday, for whatever it's worth.) It's called "Fat, Major Depression, Asperger’s: Where the Social Model Meets the Medical Model," and it could go either in the "Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism" or "Personal Journeys" section because it's a little of both. Thanks!

Jemima Aslana said...

I'm a little late, due to reasons of disability. I had an awful day, but now my post is up - I hope it's not that much too late.

Here it is:

It should probably go in Personal Journeys.

Anonymous said...

Goes in 'personal experience'

Anonymous said...

Another one, I'm on fire, a day late but never mind!

catgeory -specific illnesses/issues - depression /anti depressants.

IrrationalPoint said...

Amazing work!

I'm so sorry to be late. I have one that could go under "Language of Disabilism" or under "General": for all your hard work on this.


Rob Wilson said...


I put up a "Take 5" post at What Sorts of People with 5 favourites from the day fairly early on ... though that day seems to keep on going and going and going

Mary said...

Here's my favourite handful:

Weasel said...

Hey Goldfish, I know I'm running late, but if there's still time, I put a post up at

Which I think either belongs in Relationships, Love and Sex or General Thoughts.

telakalla said...

I'm sorry I'm late but I had some problems with blogger & internet access.

I guess the category Other would be ok.

Alyssa said...

Mine's late, but it's up:

I think it goes in General.

driftwood said...

Dear Goldfish, what a wonderful collection! I'm afraid I'm late to the party, and it's more about disability than disablism. But yesterday I didn't even have a blog. note on the gorilla theory... (so maybe goes in General?)

Trinity said...

Here's mine. On health care,

homepaddock said...

Thank you for the huge effort you've put in to this. I've just posted an acknowledgement of that and noted how the internet has helped people with disabilities and their families communicate, share with and learn from eacth other:

Nick said...


Here are my blogs for Blogging Against Disablism Day, BADD, 2009.

goes in Healthcare IssuesGovernment-Sponsored Ablism and Segregation Tears Families Apartgoes in General Thoughts on DisablismAblism: Idiotic Comments From IdiotsThanks, I would've gotten it in faster but ran up against hospital curfew :(


also following your twitter :)

yanub said...

I finally got around to getting a post up. I suppose it goes with employment but it could be attitudes or politics, for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish!

I'm a little late in coming to the party... I forgot to link back to my post!

It probably goes in general thoughts as I couldn't find a category for 'rambling' :p

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry - gave you the wrong address for my blog:

please ignore/delete the previous one. apologies.

Wench said...

Finally did mine over at

If I had to take a guess at category, I would say "general thoughts".

Thanks for putting this together.

Miss Waxie aka A Comic Life, Indeed said...

Hi, hi.. is my tremendously late entry. Due in part to my illness, I fell down a flight of stairs the other day and was not really quite able to get to comic-bloging as I've have liked. ...Why do I feel like a kid with a note to get out of gym?

Anyway - it's either disablism and health care or personal journey...

- miss waxie

Naomi J. said...

Because I couldn't blog this year, I've written a very little round-up here.

Congrats on another amazing BADD. You should be very proud of it! :)

Unknown said...

I'm sorry I'm late, I didn't notice until the very end of Friday. I'm writing my entry now, here:

Fleecy said...

Hi. I hope my contribution is acceptable (both in terms of time and in quality)

it is here:'s about communication but it centers on Relationships, I guess.

One Sick Mother said...

two things: My contribution was a bit late and I understand if I missd the cutoff

also I have selected you for the Premio Dardos award. Info below.

The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.


Lisa said...

I haven't written an actual post myself yet, but I've picked out my favourite 2 posts here if you fancy adding it to to the reviews.

Anonymous said...

Finally got one up:

Belongs in "Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism" I expect.

Thanks for hosting the blogfest. Look forward to reading the other articles. Am about edit my post to add a link here, just realized I forgot to do that.

Cathie from Canada said...

Here's mine:
Falls under "personal journeys" I think.

Anonymous said...

And on the other blog:

Falls in the 'Other Access Issues' category I think.

Thanks again for doing this!

seahorse said...

Have done a blog roll of my BADD faves so far...

Linda Radfem said...

Hey I tried posting this on Friday but it doesn't appear to have worked. Maybe I did it wrong.

Here is my contribution;

Gonzo said...

Hi, my comment didn't show up, (or I can't find it).
It's also possible that I've posted it in the wrong thread by accident.

So here's my contribution:

It probably fits best into the "general thoughts" category.
But I'd like to suggest a category called "humour", or "rants", (Maybe next year?) for bloggers like me, who faced with ignorance can only come up with snarky sarcasm. (Hopefully I'm not the only one! :S)

Thanks so much for your hard work! :)

Elizabeth McClung said...

I was ill for a few days and have the post done now - it is here:

and is about Disabilism within the disability community.

Anonymous said...

Hi Goldfish - here's my submission -

I think it's for the 'Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism' section.

Thanks so much!

Gary Miller said...

Hi all,

I Googled 'BADD 2009' last night and the results are very interesting. If anyone is interested, I've blogged it at: Google Results for ‘BADD 2009′.

I'm still reading and commenting...could take a while to get through them all!



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