The Redefining Disability Project #6: The Visibility Problem
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The Redefining Disability Project #6: The Visibility Problem

This post is a little impromptu change of plans. I was going to post about a news video I saw recently, but I’m moving that post out a while because I’ve realized that a lot of my posts thus far have focused on the “visible” aspects of disability. I use mobility aides.  I have physical … Continue reading

Why I Still Don’t Give a Shit What You Were Raised to Believe, Part One
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Why I Still Don’t Give a Shit What You Were Raised to Believe, Part One

There’s no Redefining Disability this week, so I thought I would put this up. Back in July, I made a post called Why I Don’t Give a Shit What You Were Raised to Believe. That was before the mega headache episode and problems with my voice that prevented me from blogging (I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking). … Continue reading

Redefining Disability for Writers # 1: How the Social Construct Posts Can Help You
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Redefining Disability for Writers # 1: How the Social Construct Posts Can Help You

When I started The Redefining Disability Project, I had a pretty simple plan. Lay out a definition, talk about how the whole idea of “disability” is based on a social construct and is therefore impossible to define in terms of medical criteria, and then lead in to Heather Massey’s post about the Social Model of … Continue reading

The Redefining Disability Project #5–It Just IS.
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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