Category Archives: Hidden disability

Walmart Worker Speaks about Disability, Strikes, Organizing in Rural Community

This post first appeared at Ability Maine. Crossposted here with permission. Low wages, lack of health insurance, concern for elderly and injured coworkers paramount By Sharon Wachsler Static Nonsense* is a disabled blogger I’ve known for a year or two. … Continue reading

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Occupy Accessibility

Disabilities might prevent someone from being physically present at Occupy actions, but we repost, repeat, and retweet your blogs, pictures, videos, and tweets. We comment, sign petitions, and participate in online forums. We help you trend and send stories to front pages. Continue reading

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How Do They Sleep at Night? Interview with Investigative Reporter Arnold Mann

They’re Poisoning Us is the heart-wrenching story about the millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside-down by toxic exposures, their struggle to find medical help in a world dominated by industry interests, and a medical mainstream that would prefer to write off what they do not understand. Continue reading

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Disability in the Movement: Including the Invisible

Why should occupations create access for those with chemical injury or electrical sensitivity? Out of solidarity, as well as self-preservation. Continue reading

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Occupiers: How Do/Will You Represent Me?

To those who say they want to be inclusive and represent us all: Are you open to looking within and confronting the uncomfortable feelings that may arise when you realize that your experience is not my experience, and to really represent me, you will have to learn some ways in which I struggle and you do not? Continue reading

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Disability and Deaf Decolonize/Occupy Groups

Here is a list of groups and pages with a disability or Deaf focus that support the 99 percent/#ows movement. Some are cross-disability, and some are for specific types of disabilities. Please spread the word. A lot of solidarity and … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Our Voices

Originally posted at Cracked Mirror in Shalott. Reposted with permission. by Savannah Nicole Logsdon Today is Autistics Speaking Day, a day when we are particularly asking our allies and allies-to-be to step back to allow the voices of Autistics ourselves to be … Continue reading

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