There's honestly so much to say about relationships specifically within the context of disability. Right now I'd like to focus in on the term "interabled." Yes, that's actually a term people use. I've come across it many times on social media, particularly both Twitter and Instagram. What does it mean? Well, interabled is used to… Continue reading What Did You Call It?
Go Watch Crip Camp
Promotional poster So I just recently watched Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netflix. I know, I know, I'm late to the party. Better late than never, right? I hope? The documentary begins by introducing Camp Jened, a New York based camp for disabled teens that operated back in the 1970s and 1980s. I'll openly… Continue reading Go Watch Crip Camp
Do I Exist to Inspire You?
I've been told numerous times that I'm an inspiration or am inspirational. Most of the time I take it as a compliment, say thank you, and move on...but now I really can't deny the larger implications of using those phrases. It could possibly depend on the context in which it's said. If someone tells me… Continue reading Do I Exist to Inspire You?
The Alleged Phase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdokQz4Q7pY Let me start by saying I sincerely enjoy watching and discussing films probably more than most people I know. Martin Scorcese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is no exception. It's a great film in several ways: great acting, great directing, great editing, and a great screenplay...for the most part. I remember watching this… Continue reading The Alleged Phase