Content warnings for discussion of adoption, racism and child abuse Image description: A white couple Myka and James Stauffer sit on a white bed while both wearing white shirts. Myka has dyed blonde hair and is wearing glasses, James has a beard and is bald Mika Stauffer is a YouTuber and Instagram influencer. She has … Continue reading Influencer/YouTuber Mika Stauffer and her Husband Dissolve Adoption of their Disabled Son: A Disabled Adoptee’s Perspective
Autistic people exist, you are now aware, can we move on to acceptance and meaningful inclusion and support now?
I started this month remembering those that we have lost already only to suddenly find myself in a world where disabled and vulnerable people are out at higher risk and that our overall survival may be based on the harsh realities of catastrophe medicine. Now we are also forced to relive the horror of the 19 murders that took place in the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility.
I can't wait to get into the meat of this dissertation. The stories of disabled people are important and far to often not told or worse, told by someone else.
Graduation season is again upon us, which means students across the US and Canada are donning their graduation regalia and marching across the stage. It is also the time of year local news agencies around the country start reporting on the adorable service dogs that are also prancing along the stage with their … Continue reading Guest Post: The Unwritten Dress Code For Service Dogs at Graduation
It has been eleven days since The Mighty post that inspired #CrippingTheMighty. A lot of good has come out of the hashtag. I have been exposed to new activist voices. My post on my initial take on the situation was shared widely on twitter and Facebook. It was even referenced by one of my favourite … Continue reading Looking Back at #CrippingTheMighty
I became aware of #CrippingTheMighty yesterday when a friend mentioned me in a tweet. https://twitter.com/GreggBeratan/status/679179889484931072 Now I have been aware of The Mighty for a long time. I have been uncomfortable with it for about the same length of time. The Mighty is ostensibly a site about disability. Their tagline is, Real people. Real stories.: … Continue reading Thoughts on #CrippingTheMighty