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My Disability Doesn’t Make Me Difficult to Love, It makes It Harder for Me to Accept Ableist BS
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My Disability Doesn’t Make Me Difficult to Love, It makes It Harder for Me to Accept Ableist BS

I am a member of a shocking (appalling, really) number of dating apps which means that the simple act of checking my messages can feel like drive-by ableism that I’ve brought down upon myself. Throughout my life, I have cultivated a well learned, low threshold for bull–it’s what has gotten me this far. For better … Continue reading

Relationships with Abled Allies Sometimes Feels like Dating F–kBois: All About Them
Current Events / Politics / Reflections

Relationships with Abled Allies Sometimes Feels like Dating F–kBois: All About Them

We have to admit that when we downloaded Adoring Allies, we were at a pretty low point in our political lives, we had just broken up with the tall, dark, handsome, and well-spoken man of our dreams and faced the future with pure dread. I mean, look at the prospects! Our relationship with our ex … Continue reading

Diagnosing Different: Able Bodied Identity Formation Using Disability
Reflections

Diagnosing Different: Able Bodied Identity Formation Using Disability

The following is a presentation I gave for a class on the identity formation of able-bodied people in contrast to representation of disabled bodies. The thesis is that able bodied people use two methods to distance themselves from the disabled identity: ableist language as distancing language and the social commodification of disabled bodies. This is … Continue reading