Bill Nye Saves the World from Disabled People

Image Description: Bill Nye a 61-year-old white man with grey hair stands atop the earth with his hands on his hips and lab coat billowing out behind him like a¬†superhero's cape in a promotional image for his Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World. When I first heard that Bill Nye would be starring in … Continue reading Bill Nye Saves the World from Disabled People

Labels aren’t Just for Jars: Give Kids the Words to Understand their Lives

Image Description: a hand places disability label cards onto illustrations of children. Still taken from video in post. Yesterday, on Twitter someone shared this video and asked me for my thoughts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK0KG5vKCO0 Video description: A mostly unnarrated video in which a pair of hands puts labels on illustrated jars like jam, peaches, pickles etc. Then … Continue reading Labels aren’t Just for Jars: Give Kids the Words to Understand their Lives

If You Care about Autistic People Don’t Just Perform Solidarity

So April is upon us and along with it Autism Bewareness¬†Month (I stand by that word choice). Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day and I am already feeling suffocated by all of the faux awareness. Awareness would be great if it actually meant that people were actually educating themselves about the realities of autistic people. … Continue reading If You Care about Autistic People Don’t Just Perform Solidarity