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Digital sketch drawing by Kalyn Heffernan of Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh on the front lines in Gaza. Holding high a peace sign and the Palestinian flag in a wheelchair as a double amputee with no legs. Shot and killed by israeli soldiers at 29 yrs old after being shot losing both his legs for protesting

CRIP CALL TO ACTION: Why disabled people living in the US need to be calling for a long lasting ceasefire in Israel-Palestine

CRIP CALL TO ACTION: Why disabled people living in the US need to be calling for a long lasting ceasefire in Israel-Palestine   Allie Cannington Content warnings:  death, suffering, genocide, … Continue Reading CRIP CALL TO ACTION: Why disabled people living in the US need to be calling for a long lasting ceasefire in Israel-Palestine

image of Antoine Hunter, a self-described handsome, dark milk chocolate, African American Man. He has long Ebony dreadlocks hair tied to back leaving one deadlock on the side of his face which is close to his eyes. He has a full 1-inch long Ebony-colored bread and full brown lips. He is bare chested and his right hand is to the side of his face with his left hand touching his right forearm. His eyes look straight at you with honest spirit.

“Dying While Black and Brown”: Interview with Joanna Haigood and Antoine Hunter

Last year I met Antoine Hunter for an event I co-organized featuring Deaf and disabled artists. Recently, he introduced me to an amazing performance piece, “Dying While Black and Brown,” created … Continue Reading “Dying While Black and Brown”: Interview with Joanna Haigood and Antoine Hunter

Image of a young white woman with blonde hair combed to the right side of her face, the left side of her hair is shaved off. Behind her are photos and poster typical of any college dorm room or bedroom. Her eyes are squinting and her lips are pursed as her right hand is making a "rock on" pose with her middle and ring finger downward while the others are standing up. On the left hand she is holding a white index card that reads, #CripTheVote.

Ableism in Journalism: How the Coverage of Jerika Bolen’s Story Negatively Affects All Readers

Ableism in Journalism: How the Coverage of Jerika Bolen’s Story Negatively Affects All Readers Guest Blog post by Hannah Soyer This fall I’ll be a senior with at the University … Continue Reading Ableism in Journalism: How the Coverage of Jerika Bolen’s Story Negatively Affects All Readers

8/4: Online Vigil for the Murdered Disabled People of Sagamihara

August 2016 post-script: A Storify of the online vigil can found here: https://storify.com/SFdirewolf/sagamiharadvp-mourning-the-disabled-people-murdere#publicize Online Vigil and Chat Disabled People of Tsukui Yamayuri En Sagamihara, Japan Thursday, August 4, 2016 8 pm … Continue Reading 8/4: Online Vigil for the Murdered Disabled People of Sagamihara