Since March 2020 I have been collecting strands of disabled wisdom about the pandemic and trying to gather, weave, and share them. Disabled, fat, older, poor, immunocompromised, and chronically ill folks have been oracles well before this global public health disaster and continue to this day as institutions and leaders treat marginalized communities as disposable.
With the Disability Visibility Project I feel a keen urgency to publish as many pieces about the pandemic because our perspectives and warnings are not heeded. And here we are today with eugenics and systemic ableism displayed nakedly upon the altar of capitalism and white supremacy. I resent the implication that we have to prove our value and reveal our traumas in order to be seen as human and worthy of ‘care.’
We are all doing what we can with what we have. I hope some of the links of high-risk pandemic stories below will be useful.
We are not alone.
I am also intensely uncomfortable at the need to defend our humanity and worth. Too much of my life has been centered on nondisabled expectations.
— Alice Wong 王美華 (@SFdirewolf) January 9, 2022
Collection of stories, resources, and Tweets by disabled people about the pandemic since 2020.
Collection of stories, resources, and Tweets by high-risk people in California about vaccine equity in early 2021.
From The Access Issue co-edited with Evette Dionne for Bitch Media
Shot Chaser: What Does It Take to Achieve Vaccine Equity? by Diana Cejas
The Complex Future of Post-Pandemic Work by Julia Metraux
2020-21 DVP interviews
2020-21 Guest essays for DVP
2020-21 Disability Visibility podcast episodes
Articles by me and other interviews
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) February 9, 2021
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