Hello comrades! I looked at my 2019 year in review and it felt like those events occurred eons ago. 2020 has been ROUGH for people all over the world. We are going through a historic moment and nothing will be the same again. Personally I experienced a lot of highs and lows and friendships and community kept me going. Thank you for your ongoing support.
This post recaps the major activities of the Disability Visibility Project (DVP) and some personal work. I have a lot of exciting things planned for the next two years and I can’t wait to share this adventure with you. May we all enter the new year with strength, care, hope, and solidarity.
— Alice Wong (@SFdirewolf) December 23, 2020
Edited Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, Vintage Books (2020).
Edited and curated Break The Story Volume IV: Disability Visibility for the Pop Culture Collaborative
“The Political Is Personal,” PEN America
“There Is No One Way,” Open Space
Essays, articles, and blog posts for the DVP
#StaceyTaughtUs Syllabus: Work by Stacey Park Milbern co-authored with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha
Conducted 9 Q&As with the following people for the DVP
Published and edited #ADA30InColor
A series of 13 original essays on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice by disabled BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers. Audio narration by Alejandra Ospina and plain language summaries by Finn Gardiner. Project Coordinator, Andraéa LaVant.
“ADA 30: No Justice for Disabled Native People” by Jen Deerinwater
“#BlackAutisticJoy in ADA 30” by Timotheus Gordon, Jr.
“Building Bridges as A Disabled Korean Immigrant” by Miso Kwak
“We Must Reimagine Ourselves” by Allison Masangkay
“Missing Step” by Reyma McCoy McDeid
“The Future Liberation of Disability Movements” by Valerie Novack
“After 30 Years the ADA Leaves People with Psychiatric Disabilities Behind” by Héctor M. Ramirez
“We Change, We Wait” by Lia Seth
“Decolonization as a Strategy for Accommodating Disabilities” by Rachel Setzer
“SixPointSeventyFive (6.75)” by Teefloetry
“How the ADA Gave Birth to a Black Sexpert” by Robin Wilson-Beattie
Edited and published 15 guest blog posts for the DVP
Dear Kevin Hart, The MDA is Heartless by Emily Wolinsky
A Very Kind Conversation Between a Cyborg and Some Biohackers by the Cyborg Jillian Weise in conversation with Berkelly Gonzalez, Cobalt Barnett, Hylyx Hyx, Jacob Boss and Ryan O’Shea & with help excerpting the transcript from Sandra Beasley
Life is Too Short for Someone Else’s Shame by Amanda Leduc
Cripping The Resistance: No Revolution Without Us by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
…felt half seen by Vyoma Raman
Abolition Must Include Psychiatry by Stella Akua Mensah and edits by Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu
Interview with Hannah Gadsby on autism, accommodations and performing live by Sharon daVanport
Reasons to be Angry During a Pandemic by Hannah Soyer
A Paradoxical History of Black Disease by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
My Life Has Quality by Elsa R. Sjunneson
Yom HaShoah in the times of COVID-19 by Zipporah Arielle
Fatphobia, Ableism, and the COVID-19 Pandemic by Finn Gardiner
Disabled Communities in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Amy Gaeta
Re-published the following on the DVP website
A Preface to Advocacy by Erin Gilmer
26 ways to be in the struggle, beyond the streets (June 2020 update) by Ejeris Dixon, Piper Anderson, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ro Garrido, Emi Kane, Bhavana Nancherla, Deesha Narichania, Sabelo Narasimhan, Amir Rabiyah, and Meejin Richart. Design by Alana Yu-lan Price. Accessible version adapted by Alejandra Ospina and Akemi Nishida.
Co-organized 5 online book events with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
NEW #WithFriendsLikeThese: @SFdirewolf joins @anamariecox to discuss what it means to be a part of the disabled community during a pandemic. They talk about the grassroots activism being done within the community & what able bodied folks can do better. https://t.co/GoLshnN8Dh pic.twitter.com/aOGAOWynP5
— With Friends (@crooked_friends) March 27, 2020
New pod! 🔊
With all the talk of medical rationing & ventilator shortages amid #COVID19….@offkiltershow sat down w/@aneeman @SFdirewolf & @sbagen to talk the value of disabled life—and the importance of disability non-discrimination in health care:https://t.co/W4PG68cJYc
— Off-Kilter Podcast (@offkiltershow) March 27, 2020
Co-hosted 13 #CripTheVote Twitter chats and live-tweets of the Democratic debates with Gregg Beratan and Andrew Pulrang on political participation and the disability community including two Twitter town halls with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. Check out all the recaps here.
— Vintage/Anchor Books (@VintageAnchor) August 4, 2020
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