Saturday, May 01, 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2010Welcome to Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010!

Thanks very much to everyone who helped to spread the word and to everyone who has posted about disability discrimination.

If you have written a post, please leave a comment including:

1. The full URL of your post
2. Which category you would like your post to go in.

I shall gradually add new posts to the archive below - please be patient, but please let me know if you spot any errors.

Blogging Against Disablism 2010

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

Andrea's Buzzing About: I need to write a letter to my boss
angelkitten: Voluntary Accommodations
Nicky's Journal: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Red Vinyl Shoes: Full Disclosure
sac_whovian: Blogging Against Disabilities Day
Special Communion: Mental Health and the Priesthood
three rivers blog: I can't count on anybody to understand (cross-posted at FWD/ Forward)

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

And God Laughs: More than a Mascot
Black Telephone: Morning of a Successful Communicator
Disability: Active Academics: Looking for Parallel Themes
faithonthefloor: We interrupt your fundraiser to bring you...
Teaching All Students: #BADD2010

Technology and Web Accessibility

Even Grounds: Rosa Parks is not done teaching us
Pendulum Tech: Accessibility & Ubuntu
Special Education Mangomon Blog: How does Technology Help People with Special Needs
STC AccessAbility SIC: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010

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.)

Action Replay Girl aka Dee Ramona: When things are going well
alumiere: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010
BiblebyLincoln: Almost Accommodated!! Public transport and disability in Melbourne
Diceytillerman: Blogging Against Disableism Day
Hoyden About Town: A Thousand Words (cross-posted as FWD/ Forward, Feminists with disabilities)
Knitting Clio: Belated Blogging Against Disablism Day
Linguanaut: Planes, trains and automobiles... and a visual impairment
Lisy Babe's Blog: Discrimination by ignorance and the myth of the DDA
Normal is Overrated: Of privilege and auditory processing
Oh Wheely: Blogging against disablism day
Smiffy's Place: Gay Dogs Not Allowed
SpeEdChange: to be fully human

Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism

The F-Word: What is Disablism

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

The Alternative Lexicon: we've got such important things to do
Embracing Chaos: On Assuming Impairment
Feministe: Addressing abelist language
Finding My Way: Journey of an Uppity Intellectual Crip: It's all about Intentionality - Hurtful Words Part 2 (see part 1 here)
Franklyfeminist: Inspiring Women
Same Difference: The Concept of Normality

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..)

Chartreuse Flamethrower: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Conversation@Intersections: Otherly Oriented Ought to Mean that We're Aware & Inclusive of Each Other
fatfu: The Total Erasure of Partial Disability
Here be Dragons: An Obituary
If these scars could speak: "Choose & Move" - though only if you're 'able-bodied'
Switchin' to glide: "Independent Women" : Privileged Feminist Ideologies and Ableism

Disablism in Literature, Culture and the Media

Butterfly Dreams: Harry Potter and the Disability Invisibility Cloak
Disability Studies, Temple U: "It will be Interesting"
an ex-classicist wonders what she thinks she's doing: Dear Author; please, don't heal me (cross-posted here and here)
FWD/ Forward: A Screenshot's Worth a Thousand Words
Life Decanted: Are We There Yet?
Never That Easy: BADD 2010
Notes, Notings and Common Refrains: "The Gravity of the Situation" or Whence the Morbid Fixation on Cure?
Screw Bronze!: The life no one wants and the war on the disabled
Wheelchair Dancer: Movement is radical


Women's History Network Blog: Blogging Against Disablism Day

Relationships, Love and Sex

Feminists with FSD: BADD 2k10 sexual dysfunction as disability
People aren't broken: Is there disablism in dating?
tgstonebutch: a story from IMsL
This is My Blog: It's not Bridezilla to want access
Until the dolphin flies and thparrot lives at sea: Marriage & Penalties
The Weary World: I went to your city and I didn't feel anything: why I'm leaving Portland

Non-English Language Blogs

le pays des humains volants: Le Pays des Humains Volants
Blogger: Diary of a Goldfish - Edit Post "Blogging Against Disablism Day 2010"


The Curvature: Ableism and Abuse
Daughter of the Ring of Fire: Fear & Othering
green: Into the Light of Day
The F-Word: On being a disabled blogger
General Thoughts on Disablism

And The Wheels Keep Turning: Intelligence: It's not Just Academic
Ballastexistenz: If only, oh if only
Barriers, Bridges and Books: It's Everywhere
Benefit Scrounging Scum: What's the point in making vows you're not going to keep?
Dog's Eye View: Blogging Against Disablism
For a Fairer Today: Submissiveness
Fumbling About in the Dark: Imagine That. Kid O For a Day
FWD/ Forward - Feminists with Disabilities: How can I support Blogging Against Disablism Day?
Intersectionality Dreaming: Malaysiana: Three Stories on Disability for BADD
LeftyByDefault: The relentless fight
Love That Max: My child has special needs, but please don't treat him special
Midlife and Treachery: Assumption as Discrimination
The mouse: Please just ask, listen and try to understand
Multi-Genre Fan: Assumptions
Putting on the Feminist Lens: Why You Gotta Be Like That?
POP: A Philosophy of Pain: Of isms and igns and ints
The Rettdevil's Rants: The little things, othey add up, Stoppit.
Sneak Peek: Full Speed Ahead
Sunny Dreamer: Patronization: A Plea For Help
Wheelchair Pride: Is the Disabled Community Partly to Blame for Disablism?
Witkowski Family Happenings: Keep Your Damn Pity To Yourself.

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

The Beauty Offensive: Building Bridges
elf: My Kid? Is Disabled?
Rolling Around in My Head: Baby Tio - Blogging Against Disablism and Disphobia Day

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

Almost Normal: Hands off my codeine (cross-posted at ǽgflota)
Nightengale of Samarkand: Really, truly, not dead yet, again
R.A.R.E blog: Blogging Against Disablism Day, a global effort on May 1, 2010

Impairment-Specific Prejudice

After Gadget: Q&A on Being an Assistance Dog Partner
Chained To Innocence: It's not You, It's Me
Finding My Way: Journey of an Uppity Intellectual Crip: Hurtful Words Part 1
(see part 2 here)
My Own Last Words: BADD for the not so fluent
sophy: Visible vs. Invisible
What If : Secret Disabilities

Personal Journeys

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

?!: My heart and disability
All the Colours of Me: If only I'd *try*
Anna Caro: Why I didn't believe I could be a writer
Astrid's Journal: I Am Whole: Ableism and Identity
Cat in a Dog's World: To Tell or Not To Tell
A Crippled Carnival: "My Own Disablism" or "The Self-Hating Crip"
Dorianisms: Holding Back
Gimpstoriesvt: A Twisted Foot in Each World
ham blog: "Exhibition"
Kaz's Scribblings: The self-pity model
killing_rose: When my spoons are gone, so is my tact
Life in a so-called Strap of Steel: It's a BADD Day! You heard it right, Blogging Against Disable-ism Day 2010
Life is But a Dream: What I Wish They Could See
Multifaceted Abnormal/ blog: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Single Lens Reflections: Flying the Red Flag of Understanding
Standing Tall Through Everything : Things You just Don't Think About
Tracy Churchman Shares: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Ty's Adventures: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Wheelie Catholic: I know a person in a wheelchair who...
Writer in a Wheelchair: You've Come A Long Way, Baby
The View from Room 7609: Not visible doesn't mean not there

Disablism and Politics

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

Everyone Else Has a Blog: I live in a marginal constituency
think on this: Blogging Against Disablism Day

Mocha Fumes: Monsters in your Closet
Reconcile: What do you need?
Romham A. Bear: If Yer Gonna Grill Me, At Least Do Both Sides
this ain't livin': Do you need assistance?
(cross-posted at FWD/ Forward)