several years ago, I started a group on facebook called sick and disabled queers. over the years it has grown to hundreds of members and has become a lifeline for many folks, contributed to the disability justice movement, developed terminology and language that centers disabled queers, and created a model for how to center people […]
(i wrote this around 2005, visit this site when i was stuck in a cycle of poverty, homelessness and exclusion.)
i’ve been struggling with this article for months now. there are so many things that i need to say about ableism and i don’t even know where other people are at in thinking about this […]
a lot of nights I spend hours treating symptoms that are keeping me from falling asleep.
I still don’t see my way through this, refractionist but I’m focusing on radical acceptance and being happy. it’s weird, order because I think I’m a lot happier than most people even though I’m in a pretty extreme […]
if this poem
if this poem was a magpie
it would steal your jewelry
and leave you laughing
and if it was a feather
it would glide gently across
your exquisite face
if this poem was made of gold
my love would melt it into
a luminescent puddle
and if this poem was made of fire
it would keep you warm
all your days and nights
and you […]
when it comes to Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) accessibility, breast it really starts at home. there are several levels of making your person accessible, shop so i’ll give the broad strokes of each.
1. fragrance-free events or activities
it is very important when attending scent-free events to make sure you are not wearing anything that […]
An open letter to rape culture.
You have silenced too many of us for too long! this is all out fucken WAR, eczema man, and you are gonna lose! I am tired of standing in shame, stooped over and eyes closed. I do not weaken in your everpresence, rape culture. I do not let your […]
“Werner has patients who were born with disabled brains from which he has removed as much as a whole hemisphere.”
this sentence came from an article in shambhala sun about—what else?—a brain surgeon. there is no explanation or justification of the concept of disabled brains and why they need to be operated on.
i’ve had my […]
I WILL honor my ancestors, refractionist
all of them
I WILL NOT use my ethnicity as a bargaining chip
I WILL define myself according to my own realities
I WILL NOT be defined by how others perceive my phenotype
I WILL seek community with other mixed-race folks
I WILL NOT be forced, or attempt to force others, into rigid […]
it’s friday afternoon and tomorrow i pick up the director’s gauntlet and jump back into the fray. i’ve never directed a narrative film before so this is all strange and new to me. last weekend went well, view overall, malady although it was a HUGE challenge for me. i spent most of the […]
1. What author do you own the most books by?
Thich Nhat Hahn, website bell hooks and Tamora Pierce
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
i’ve owned many copies of The Fifth Sacred Thing and Love in Action
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
4. What fictional character are […]