Over the past few weeks, the disability community has expressed its outrage regarding the inspiration porn-like meme that George Takei posted on his Facebook page. George Takei is well-known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. George Takei has amassed a strong following online, as many loved him and those who were a part of the…
i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is
because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like
BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH
REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS
AND THIS THERE’S MORE????
BAM, PLACE NAMES
AND STILL MORE
SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE
GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT
For the creative rolling divas. ~ V
If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color?
What is the theory behind racist feminism?
Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House,” 1984 (via ethiopienne)
Audre be knowin’…
Hi! I made this little guide thing because I’ve noticed throughout high school and college that students, including myself, with disabilities often have trouble with teachers that use PowerPoints. Many people do not know how to make an accessible PowerPoint.
Having an accessible PowerPoint benefits everyone! Not to mention, it is a right protected by (Federal and State) law that people with disabilities have accessibility to electronic documents. So please, after reading this little guide, I HIGHLY encourage you to do some research on how to make electronic documents accessible (especially if you are a teacher or college student). Accessible documents do not only apply to PowerPoint, but Word, Excel, and a countless number of other programs.
I want to mention one thing though: I broke a big rule that I didn’t include on my little guide. Try to keep eight or less lines of text per slide. Each line should have less than ten words. I broke this rule because Tumblr allows only 10 photos for photosets, so I couldn’t break the text up anymore. I’m really sorry. :( Also, this is not a be-all and end-all guide! I seriously encourage you to look into making any and all documents more accessible (go on YouTube, there is a ton of great tutorials).
As students of all ages begin preparing to go back to school, I decided to reflect on my college experience as a disabled student. August of 2004 was when I became a freshman at Winthrop University, my alma mater. It amazes me that it was exactly 10 years ago that I set wheels on that campus, and the memories I had of those 4 years I will proudly carry with me forever.
Embracing the Fear of…
Ten YA novels featuring disabled women of color as protagonists:
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
So far, we’ve only reviewed Dangerous at Disability in Kidlit; we’re unfortunately unable to vouch for the others. Hopefully this list will still prove useful to some, though—and if you’ve read any of these, please pitch in with your thoughts!
I’m so stoked that Disability In Kidlit responded by creating this phenom list! Thank you so much! And thanks for the shout-out about this ask! ~ Vilissa
What exactly is self-care, you might ask? Self-care is the active participation in enhancing the quality of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Some people erroneously believe that nurturing the self is for those who are weak, fragile, or are slackers. Self-care is something that everyone should practice regularly, and make time for. Self-care is unique to each person because there…
DIY Crayon Wall Art: Crayons are cheap and can easily be made into cool office art. Click the links below to view directions on how to create each of the pictured pieces (numbered from left to right, top to bottom).
WINNSBORO, SC (July 29, 2014) As the anniversary month for Ramp Your Voice! winds down, I wanted to inform my readers and supporters on how you can contribute to the empowering disability movement this organization is spearheading.
disABILITY Story to be Featured on the Ramp Your Voice! Blog:
I am searching for disabled women, particularly those of color, to interview for the blog.…
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