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Reimagining the Autistic Mother Tongue

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-13
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Reimagining the Autistic Mother Tongue  Jane Shi

 

Content notes: child abandonment, abusive adoptive parents, anti-Asian violence and misogyny, mass shooting, ableist slurs and language, forced restraint of autistic people, ABA (applied behavioural analysis)

 

For most of my life, I attributed my needs and the fact that others frequently didn’t understand them to an inherent lack. 

I was bad at communicating. I was bad at chores. I was bad at being in groups. The

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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-08
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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice Disability Justice in Canada amidst a time of pandemic  Megan Linton

 

Content notes: genocide, systemic ableism, medical aid in dying, eugenics, institutionalization, bodily autonomy, abuse, neglect, suffering

 

COVID-19 has brought with it devastating ableist violence– eugenicist triage protocols, mass death in residential institutions and the normalization of disabled death. In Canada, this ableist violence has only been complemented by legislative attacks on the right for

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Q&A with Jonny Sun

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-06
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Jonny Sun is someone I follow on Twitter for a while and I really appreciate his work and observations about life. Jonny’s latest book, Goodbye, again, gave me so much joy this spring. It’s a balm for the soul. Here is my interview with Jonny about relationships, mental health, writing, plants, and more!!

For more about Jonny, check out his website.

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The Graduate tarot card

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-03
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The Graduate By Anna Landre, Madeleine Gibbons-Shapiro, & the Georgetown University Disability Studies Class of 2021

 

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Interview with co-editors of Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

By Alice Wong / 2021-05-12
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Below is an interview with Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, the co-editors of a brand new anthology, Sincerely, Your Autistic Child (Beacon Books), available now.

For more information, go to the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network.

Please share a little about yourself and your background! 

Sharon: I grew up in Texas but have made the Midwest my home for more than twenty years. After a brief stint in Washington DC, I

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The New National Mental Health Crisis Line Wants to Track Your Location

By Alice Wong / 2021-04-19
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The New National Mental Health Crisis Line Wants to Track Your Location

 

L. Harris 

 

Content warnings: Police violence against mad and disabled people; involuntary mental health interventions

 

Calling 911 is all too often a death sentence for mad, neurodivergent, mentally ill, and disabled people. While there is no consistent national data collected on police killings of those experiencing a mental health or suicidal crisis, it is estimated that they comprise as much

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Ep 100: Podcasting

By Alice Wong / 2021-04-03
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Today’s subject is this podcast because it’s episode 100!! Whether this is the first time you’re listening or if you’re a longtime listener, this podcast is co-audio produced by three people and myself: Sarika Mehta, Geraldine Ah-Sue, and Cheryl Green. I’m proud to work with all three of them since the podcast started in 2017. You’ll hear us talk about the lack of disabled voices in radio or podcasts, our collaborative process, and the

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The System is Down

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-23
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The System is Down: The Ableism of Texas’ Power Grid, Covid Response, and Disability Representation

 

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What the Disabled Community offered the world

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-22
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Social media can be overwhelming and aggravating at times. I’ve also learned and appreciated being connected with so many amazing disabled people online that I would never get the chance to meet in person. One of these people is Kaalyn M. This piece is based on Kaalyn’s recent Twitter thread on March 11, 2021 on what disabled people offered the world during the pandemic. I hope this piece will be useful for all the new

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Ep 99: Online Activism

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-21
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Today I’m in conversation with my friends Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan. The three of us are co-partners in #CripTheVote, an online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people that we started in 2016. You’ll hear us talk about the origins of #CripTheVote, the differences between the 2016 and 2020 election on disability policies and engagement, and looking ahead with the Biden/Harris administration. Please note our conversation took place in December 2020, a

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