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Neurodivergent Privelidge.

By Carrie Ravenscroft / 2021-09-20
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Sort of. Sometimes. But I’m also allowed to be angry.

Hi, I’m Carrie and I’m a neurodivergent, queer illustrator. Last year I was commissioned through

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Neurodivergent Privilege

By Carrie Ravenscroft / 2021-09-20
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Hi, I’m Carrie and I’m a neurodivergent, queer illustrator. Last year I was commissioned through DAO’s covid commissions to make a series of illustrations documenting

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High-Risk Vaccine Hesitancy

By Alice Wong / 2021-09-07
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High-Risk Vaccine Hesitancy  Brianne Benness

At this time last year, I didn’t know what to do about the flu vaccine. We were already in the thick of the pandemic: grieving the disproportionate loss of disabled people in congregate care facilities, listening to friends and high-profile strangers express their relief that the only people dying from this virus were people with preexisting conditions, and watching as the devastation of long covid was met with the kind

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Letter from Disabled Ventilator Users on Philips Respironics Recall

By Alice Wong / 2021-09-01
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Below is an open letter from a number of disabled people in the US impacted by a recall of 13 ventilators, CPAPs and BiPaps manufactured by Philips Respironics including signatures by over two dozen organizations and groups. For more, check out the press release from the New York Law School and a collection of links and Tweets.

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If you are affected by the recall and want to sign on to this open

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Moving From Survival

By Alice Wong / 2021-07-25
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Moving From Survival

 

Sandy Ho

 

Editor’s note: This op-ed by the author was recently rejected by The New York Times’ (NYT) opinion section. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic it is critically important to center disabled people in policy conversations about community living and care as infrastructure. A recent collection of letters to the editor from NYT about the Better Care Better Jobs Act was extraordinarily inadequate. Enjoy!

 

I knew adhering

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We Move Together

By Alice Wong / 2021-07-12
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We Move Together: Interview with Kelly Fritsch Megan Linton 

 

We Move Together is a joyful new children’s book about disability community and culture. In conversation with one of the books’ co-authors, Kelly Fritsch, we discuss COVID-19, children’s literature, and disability justice in Canada.

 

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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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As More People Are Vaccinated, I’m Sticking With My Routine at Home

By Halsey Blocher / 2021-05-14
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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue here in the U.S., I’m noticing that more people are venturing back out into the world and returning to a “new normal.”

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I’m Remembering to Prioritize My Mental Health

By Alyssa Silva / 2021-05-14
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During the height of the pandemic last year, a steady influx of people often reached out to me to check on my health. It was

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People’s Covid Inquiry

By ellen / 2021-05-08
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The People’s Covid Inquiry has been called by campaign organisation Keep Our NHS Public. The Inquiry has been hearing testimony from many witnesses and takes place

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