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Sick of the Shit: Hierarchies of Acceptance

There’s an aspect of my mental health that I haven’t written about here, because I wasn’t sure what to say or where my experiences fit.  I was afraid of the reaction, and I didn’t want another thing to explain, educate people about, and argue with idiots over. So I’m just not going to explain beyond what’s in…

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Redefining Disability: How to Make Halloween Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Last week I posted some images of costumes for kids (of all ages) using wheelchairs. Response to that post was pretty high both on and off WordPress. I got several comments about how people see the costumes as positive because they’re “more inclusive” and that “Halloween should be for everyone.” I agree that Halloween should…

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The Redefining Disability Project #7– Author Perspectives: Less and More Revisited

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…

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Redefining Disability Story–Adanna’s Beginning: Homecoming (Alvarez)

This is a short story I wrote in connection with the Redefining Disability Project. You can find more information about the “Homecoming” series and other Redefining Disability Stories in this post. Note: I’m thinking of changing the series title to “War’s End,” since the signing of the treaty that ends the war the characters have…