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Shoved From the Ivory Tower

By Alice Wong / 2023-01-07
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Shoved From the Ivory Tower: Disabled Graduate Students Crushed Between the University of California & Their Union

 

Heather Ringo and Julia Métraux

 

On November 29th, 2022, over 200 disabled union workers and allies gathered on Zoom to beg members of the UAW 2865 Bargaining Team (BT) not to drop the core demands of our Access Needs Article (Article 23) in their labor strike and negotiations with the University of California (UC). We shared

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DVP: 2022 Year in Review

By Alice Wong / 2023-01-01
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Hello my friends! Whew, what a year, huh? If you told me what would happen in the beginning of last year I would have never believed you. Here’s a brief summary of some personal achievements and DVP activities from 2022.

Sending you all lots of love and gratitude,

Alice

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Photo of Alice Wong, an Asian American disabled woman in a power chair. She is wearing a

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Year of the Tiger x Umeshio collab

By Alice Wong / 2022-11-13
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Photo with a tangerine background with a pink border at the bottom with a copy of Year of the Tiger paperback in the center. The left in a glass cup is a bunch of rainbow dipper spoons from @umeshiso_ with a signed tiger bookplate by Alice Wong in front of the cup. A tiger bookmark positioned to the left of the book.

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Society of Disabled Oracles

By Alice Wong / 2022-09-12
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Digital graphic of a quote designed with black text on a cream colored background. Artist credit: Jen White-Johnson

DISABILITY IS A GENERATIVE FORCE.
IT’S MAGIC. IT REALLY TEACHES
ME TO BE MORE ‘THOUGITFUL
AND AWARE OF MYSELF
AND MY BODY. MY BODY-MIND IN
COMMUNITY. AND, AS ALICE WONG
HAS PUT SO BEAUTIFULLY,
DISABLED PLOPLE
ARE ORACLES.
Via ALEX LOCUST – GLAMPUTEE 

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Community As Home – Portraits

By Alice Wong / 2022-08-24
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Graphic with a white background featuring an illustrated portrait of Alice Wong and Ashanti Fortson by Ashanti, with a purple, pink, mauve, and blue color palette. Wong is an Asian American woman wearing a dark blue jacket and a pink-and-lavender chevron-patterned scarf, as well as a mask over her nose with a tube for her Bi-Pap machine. Fortson is an Afro-Mexican person wearing light yellow

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Release the Red Panda

By Alice Wong / 2022-08-21
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Release the Red Panda

 

Sandy Ho

 

Note: spoilers for the Pixar film Turning Red

 

“Hi – Dr. Shapiro, it’s Sandy. I’m calling because my parents want me to delay the operation by a month. My mom said it would bring bad luck if I were in the hospital during the Lunar New Year.” I said quietly. The night before I had decided to call my orthopedic surgeon from the school nurse’s office,

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Emet Tauber: Disabled Oracle

By Alice Wong / 2022-08-14
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Emet Tauber: Disabled Oracle A different world is possible 

 

Noah Strauss

 

There was always a journalist, Joshua Bright, in the room with us in those dying days, in that season of our grief & mourning. Emet had found him on Instagram, I believe. This journalist was working on a long term documentary project about grief, death, dying, and palliative care. Emet wanted to have his story documented. Even in dying, he knew how

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My ICU Summer: A Photo Essay

By Alice Wong / 2022-08-07
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My ICU Summer: A Photo Essay

 

Alice Wong

 

Content notes: medical trauma, hospitalization, blood, systemic ableism, death, anxiety 

 

This is a semi-accurate account of what happened to me this summer based on my hazy memories, medical records, and photos. At the time I did not share much and will continue to be intentional about what I will and will not reveal. I’m doing this now so people can be informed of my

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Taking the Edge Off: Navigating an Ableist Pandemic Through Mixology

By Alice Wong / 2022-07-24
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Taking the Edge Off: Navigating an Ableist Pandemic Through Mixology

 

Mary Frances Layden 

 

Sometimes a cocktail just takes the edge off.  

During lockdown, in the early days of the pandemic, my family and I sheltered in place in New York City. Hospital beds were thrown together in Central Park, cases skyrocketed beyond belief and prediction; it was, admittedly, a terrifying place to be for someone high risk like myself. My sisters and I

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