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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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On Madness

By Alice Wong / 2022-07-17
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On Madness

 

Noah Strauss

 

Content notes: institutionalization, generational trauma 

 

The deep is always close by, in our peripheral vision. Mind the corners.

To know what you’re experiencing is an echo, bouncing off the edges of a void. 

My father speaks in riddles that seem to come across a long distance, as if lost in translation. 

Psychosis as an echo of something deeper, as a response to trauma.

How close it all is.

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What Will Never Be Again

By Alice Wong / 2022-05-21
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What Will Never Be Again

 

Jane Shi

 

Content notes: suicide, genocide, deaths in long-term care, serophobia, medical abuse, labour exploitation, overdose deaths

 

Dionne Brand’s piercing article “On narrative, reckoning and the calculus of living and dying” teaches us that ‘normal’ is an anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and capitalist ruse: 

What the COVID-19 pandemic has done is expose even further the endoskeleton of the world. I have felt tremendous irritation at the innocence of those

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My MS and Me

By Alice Wong / 2022-05-17
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My MS and Me

 

Carolyn Hinds 

 

I’m not sure where or how I should start this essay. As I sit in bed with my laptop resting on the special cushion I use for it on my legs, I’m filled with a multitude of emotions and physical sensations. 

Emotionally, I’m nervous about how vulnerable I want to be sharing my experiences as a chronically ill disabled Black woman living with Relapse-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS,

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Rest in Peace, Bitch Magazine

By Alice Wong / 2022-05-02
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Rest in Peace, Bitch Magazine s.e. smith 

 

My first experience with Bitch Magazine was seeing it peeping out from around the corner of another publication in the magazine rack at Tangents, the local alternative store. It wasn’t the first issue, but it was close. Tangents sold things such as obscure magazines with limited distribution, gag gifts, weird postcards, boxes of nag champa incense, and toe rings. I ambled in to read Adbusters in

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