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The Redefining Disability Project #5–It Just IS.

Note: Author Perspectives are open to anyone who wants to post about their experiences. They can be a response to a previous post in the series, a new topic focusing on the author’s experience as a writer/creator who has characters with disabilities, or a story from your own life.  They can also be responses to … Continue reading

The Redefining Disability Project #4 — Author Perspectives — Disability As A Social Construct: Less and More by Jen Decker
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The Redefining Disability Project #4 — Author Perspectives — Disability As A Social Construct: Less and More by Jen Decker

   I’d like to welcome Jen Decker, who is guest posting in response to the topic of disability as a social construct.  Jen is a Regional Advocacy Facilitator at Granite State Independent Living.   Note: Author Perspectives are open to anyone who wants to post about their experiences. They can be a response to a previous … Continue reading

Redefining Disability Project #3 — Disability, Media, and Kanye West—The Real Problem
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Redefining Disability Project #3 — Disability, Media, and Kanye West—The Real Problem

Okay, if you haven’t heard about this by now, you probably spent this weekend under a rock. But, in case it’s news to you — Kanye West made an epic blunder in Australia when he stopped the show to wait for two fans with disabilities to stand up.  It’s caused enough of a stir that … Continue reading

The Redefining Disability Project Post #2– On Definitions
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The Redefining Disability Project Post #2– On Definitions

    When I started blogging about disability, I found a lot of misconceptions and conflicting viewpoints about exactly what “disability” means. This post is my way of making sure that readers and participants in this project are on the same page. My definitions, language choices, and opinions on this issue are not universally accepted … Continue reading

Redefining Disability Project #1 — Welcome  
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Redefining Disability Project #1 — Welcome  

  Hello, everyone and welcome to the Redefining Disability Project! I’m excited to have you here, and would like to thank my collaborator and fellow Evil Genius, and Natcha Guyot for providing goodies. This project is an ongoing effort to promote awareness and representation for people with disabilities. It began as a 14 post blog … Continue reading

Living in The Galaxy of Possibilities 2.3: Character Creation and Role Models
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Living in The Galaxy of Possibilities 2.3: Character Creation and Role Models

For the next few months, I’ll be spending my Thursdays posting responses to my  Natacha Guyot’s blog series A Galaxy of Possibilities.   For week two, Natacha discuss her character, Satkia Wayne, and posed the following questions.   How can your role models influence your character creation process? How much of yourself tends to be … Continue reading

Characters with Disabilities: Does Your Story Have Any
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Characters with Disabilities: Does Your Story Have Any

It can be hard for able-bodied writers to get beyond the stereotypes, but writing is richer and stories are better when authors abandon cliches and purpose to write with authenticity about characters with diverse experiences and backgrounds. My guest postIt appears this morning on Wording Well. Please pop over and check it out. http://wordingwell.com/characters-disabilities-story/ Continue reading