Disposable Design

Disposable Design

Disposable: A Universal Design? The following is piece I wrote immediately after striking out on my own in this field, and after meeting an advocate from Nigeria at the Affiliates in Action Conference in 2009 in Kansas City. (Check out AIA’s conference-it is...
Healing Our Wounds

Healing Our Wounds

I feel fragile at best, a puddle of insecurities and hopelessness at worst. This latest shocking tragedy in Connecticut has caused me to want to turn tail, run to my Mommy and Daddy’s house with my children and hide away from the world and all it’s madness. While I...
Prom Pity

Prom Pity

At this watershed moment on the path to inclusion and social justice for people with disabilities, all of us need to think critically about the things “we have always done”, particularly when we convince ourselves of its worth because “the people look forward to it so...
Health Concerns

Health Concerns

The following is the address that Krista J. Flint gave to Canadian Parliament regarding palliative and compassionate care from the perspective of persons with disabilities. Why Canadians with Disabilities are Afraid of Canada’s Health Care System   Members of...
Certain Proof

Certain Proof

Some things have to be proven. Einstein knew it, Galileo knew it,  and if you have children in school who are subjected to standardized testing you know it too. So when does the need to demonstrate your value and competency in the world begin to erode your sense of...
Code Word: Bud

Code Word: Bud

So I took my kids to our community outdoor pool yesterday. You may have seen us. We were the rag tag group, arguing with Grandma at the admission counter over who would pay, the haggard looking Mom who realized (only after her children requested it) that she had...