Teacher for America - Detroit 2013
Music: Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Gambles, James Vincent McMorrow, Florence + The Machine, Lykke Li, Anais Mitchell, Andrew Bird, The Avett Brothers, Ben Sollee, GAYNGS, James Blake, Noah and the Whale, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut
TV: Chuck, Bones, Castle, The Following, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, Grimm, The Americans, Hannibal, Elementary, Smash, White Collar, Covert Affairs, The O.C., My Mad Fat Diary, Pushing Daisies, Suits, Fairly Legal, Royal Pains, In Plain Sight
I can feel
My uterine lining letting go of my walls
And falling to a bloody death
While every disabled person will have their own take on this for themselves, i am not “differently abled” and i kindly ask that you not insist on calling me that. It may seem like a trivial thing, but it’s not.
When you call me “differently abled” (in most cases this is regarding your perceptions and interpretations of my body), you are obscuring (however intentional or not) the reality that what is actually going on is in part just an ableist social construction made architectural: some people are actively ENabled to be part of their communities/ neighbourhoods/ spaces/ etc, and some of us are actively DISabled from doing so specifically because in general those who are ENabled to do so are the ones making the decisions about how and when and where the constructed environment is created and DISabled folks just have to suck it up because, yknow, ableism.
-bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody
just going to emphasize that last sentence again: As long as females take up the banner of feminist politics without addressing and transforming their own sexism, ultimately the movement will be undermined.