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

Don’t Forget those “Inspirational” Crips: A Guide to Disability Ally-ship in the Age of Trump
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Don’t Forget those “Inspirational” Crips: A Guide to Disability Ally-ship in the Age of Trump

I would like to start this post by (scream-crying into a pillow for 30 minutes) saying: here we are, we got what we got and we must move forward. Disability was a major topic during the presidential election. With it primarily being brought up after Trump apparently made fun of a disabled reporter and Clinton … Continue reading