This is a screen-reader accessible version of Amnesty International's Safety During Protest content, converted by Elizabeth McLain. What to Do: Plan ahead: For essential needs, care and supplies. Know what to expect. Know how to get assistance. Plan for how to re-contact your buddies if separated.Be calm and focused: when things get most intense, react... Continue Reading →
This is a screen-reader accessible version of the "26 ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets" content. This conversions was provided by Jane Berliss-Vincent. Beyond the Streets 26 Ways to Be In the Struggle Contributors: Piper Anderson. Kay Ulanday Barrett, Ejeris Dixon. Ro Garrido, Emi Kane. Bhavana Nancheria, Deesha Narichania, Sabelo Narasimhan, Amir... Continue Reading →
Mac is a domestic violence and traumatic brain injury survivor who has found comedic performance to be a well of catharsis, coping, community, and care.
Matthew Kopp engages his community in theatrical expression crafted to heal and uplift both performers and audiences. The theatre group, Tellin' Tales, is an inclusive organization that authentically involves disabled actors and creators in their performances. I am excited to see what online community Tellin' Tales develops in the time of Corona.
Kathryne Grimm channels experiences of disability and queer stigma in haunting works of visual art that use color and texture to convey visceral emotion, despair, and a resistant, spooky anger. It's delightful.
Desmond Abrams is a black disabled working class man man fighting and dreaming for a future without the dystopia of white supremacy and colonialsm. Abrams is lead organizer of Brothers Doing Better, and org devoted to healing BIPOC men in a time of toxic white masculinity. I am humbled and grateful for his work, his existence, his passion and fervor... He's really cool yall.
Keisha Graves is a black woman with Muscular Dystrophy. She runs "Girls Chronically Rock" - a brand devoted to empowering disabled women to embrace their disabled selves through fashion and design.
[image: A tight crop of three Black and disabled friends (a non-binary person with a cane and tangle stim toy, a woman sitting in a power wheelchair, and an invisibly disabled woman) smiling and taking a cell phone selfie together. Source: https://affecttheverb.com/disabledandhere/ ] UPDATE: Sign-ups are now closed as I work to organize features and... Continue Reading →
The following is a guest post by an anonymous contributor. My therapist said that I am not in touch with my feelings. That I don’t allow them to reach me. It confused me. Clearly, I know how I feel. I know my emotions. What was she talking about? Sure, I cut them off. I put... Continue Reading →
I am fascinated by the way we talk about other life. I am fascinated by the linguistic richness we are capable of, and how alternately we bless or deprive other life of this richness. We are supposed to be amazed by jellyfish because they are such complex creatures, capable of swarm coordination, and even apparently... Continue Reading →