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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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DISABILITY INTIMACY: New anthology edited by Alice Wong

By Alice Wong / 2022-04-15
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The cat is out of the bag! My follow-up anthology to DISABILITY VISIBILITY will be DISABILITY INTIMACY, a collection of writing about the relationships, communities, and intimacies of disabled people, published by Vintage Books coming out 2023-24. For more, check out the book’s page and subscribe to my newsletter for updates. I am sooooo excited!!!

 

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Making a Case for Self-Description: It’s Not About Eye Candy

By Alice Wong / 2022-04-12
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Making a Case for Self-Description: It’s Not About Eye Candy

 

Thomas Reid

 

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the world changed forever and a spotlight shined on systemic inequality in areas such as the following: 

Police brutality and systematic racism Inequitable healthcare Overworked and dissatisfied employees

That spotlight radiated outward enabling others to see new possibilities. Working from home, an accommodation to some and

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Two years into the pandemic, I’m not sure if I can trust nondisabled people anymore

By Alice Wong / 2022-04-10
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Two years into the pandemic, I’m not sure if I can trust nondisabled people anymore

 

Anna Hamilton

 

As a multiply disabled person, over these last two years I have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: I can’t trust nondisabled people, as a group. 

Like many people in the disability community, I am high-risk according to the Center For Disease Control’s (CDC) list of health conditions that put people at risk for complications or death

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We Don’t Talk About Generational Trauma, No, No

By Alice Wong / 2022-04-01
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We Don’t Talk About Generational Trauma, No, No 

 

Jocelyn Mondragon-Rosas

 

Spoiler alert: I will be discussing the whole film, characters, and storyline from the Disney film Encanto.

 

Like Pixar’s Coco, my family and I were thrilled for Disney’s Encanto. I remember watching the trailer to Encanto and being enamored with all of the vibrant colors, familiar language, and nostalgic feeling of being at home with family. Without seeing the movie, I instantly

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Perhaps They Won’t Have Died in Vain: The GRIM Project

By Alice Wong / 2022-03-31
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Perhaps They Won’t Have Died in Vain: The GRIM Project 

 

Aislinn Thomas

 

Content notes: death, euthanasia, filicide, medical ableism

 

Since 2016, people in so-called Canada who are near the end of their lives have been able to receive publicly-funded euthanasia, known as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Following the passing of Bill C-7 on March 17, 2021, however, anyone over 18 years old can be administered life-ending medication by a doctor—if they

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How radical acceptance of my disabled body made a mess (and clarity) of my gender acceptance

By Alice Wong / 2022-03-16
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How radical acceptance of my disabled body made a mess (and clarity) of my gender acceptance 

 

 

A. Andrews 

 

Content notes: gender and body dysphoria 

 

I am writing from a coffee shop, my favorite one in the Twin Cities, sipping an iced vanilla latte. This is a thing I do every morning when I am out of the hospital and in the real world—a reward I offer myself for waking up every

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My Villain Origin Story: Break-up with My Disability Constituency Organization

By Alice Wong / 2022-03-14
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My Villain Origin Story: Break-up with My Disability Constituency Organization

 

Rebecca Cokley

 

Content notes: cures, eugenics

 

My name is Rebecca Cokley. My parents met in 1970 at a little people convention. My mom was a redhead flower child, from the San Francisco suburbs where she grew up as 1 of 9 kids in an Irish Catholic family. My dad was the son of a federal judge in Selma, Alabama. He had all

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Disabled People Are Tired: Public Health and Ableism

By Alice Wong / 2022-03-07
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Disabled People Are Tired: Public Health and Ableism

 

Christine Mitchell

 

I’m tired.

We’re all tired, collectively. It has been a long two years of heightened anxiety and isolation as we learn how to live within a global pandemic leaving nearly a million people dead in the US – far more than any other country in the world. We’re burnt out from all of the ways that COVID has forced change in our lives.

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Crip Siblings: Interview with Chun-san (Sandie) Yi

By Alice Wong / 2022-02-09
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Alice:  Sandie, I am just so delighted to talk with you today and what I loved immediately is that you titled our Zoom meeting ’Crip Siblings’!

Sandie:  [laughs]

Alice:  And I feel this kinship with you. What does it mean to you to find kinship with other crips everywhere? Whether it’s locally or all over the world? What does it mean to you to find a crip sibling?

Sandie:  So I was born with my

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