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

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

The Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge
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The Redefining Disability Awareness Challenge

I got this idea from Marci’s 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge.  I was thinking that some of the questions could apply to more than just mental illness, but others might not. So, I recommend checking out Marci’s challenge if you’re interested in mental health awareness  and my questions don’t float your boat.   … Continue reading