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Hey disabled pals why are we shitting on an octopus when there's an entire industry that periodically churns out -- and congratulates itself for -- harmful and misleading "entertainment" centered on our marginalization and extermination?!

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I just think that maybe cephalopods aren't the problem...?
STOP COMPETING WITH SEALIFE. THEY'RE NOT THE PROBLEM.
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#CripCamp would have swept the Oscars if only they'd replaced the trailblazing disability rights activists with cripped up nondisabled actors.
The Academy can go fuck itself.
Fight me. I have statistics on my side.
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*Por fin* estoy viendo #Cripcamp y estoy sin palabras de lo hermoso y humano que es.
Hace poco escuché un podcast sobre la lobotomia de Rosemary Kennedy y hay muchas cosas que vienen conectadas con el docu. En los 50-60, la elite gringa y de Europa creía en un movimiento llamado “Eugenics” (No se como de dicen en español).
Esta teoría decía que la gente rica era privilegiada porque fueron “los elegidos” genéticamente para ser quienes controlarán “a mundo” (pinches ricos egolatras).
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“People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the US but remain mostly invisible, partly because so few of us are in leadership positions. We are rarely in boardrooms, featured on TV or in movies, or occupying positions of political power.” nytimes.com/2020/07/26/opi…
“Randomly look at any 50 print advertisements. You will find racial & ethnic diversity; women & men of different sexual orientations; gender fluidity & people of all ages. What you won’t see (or see very little of) are representations of disabled persons.” nytimes.com/2020/07/26/opi…
For a lively and moving way to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, go stream #CripCamp on Netflix. I can’t recommend it enough. Bob Mondello on NPR called it “A Raucous Celebration Of A World-Changing Place.” netflix.com/title/81001496
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There are so many things I loved about #CripCamp. The focus on joy, self-expression, and fierce community interdependence, as well as on sexuality. I loved the way Denise and Neil J. spoke in front of each other so frankly about their relationship/sexual histories.

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As a queer person I related so much to the kind of discovery at camp that you could be a sexual being/could be physically affectionate and expressive and that it was a beautiful and revolutionary thing. That joy was revolutionary. That community care was revolutionary.

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That listening to each other's stories was revolutionary. Not articulating this well...But, I've been homebound with ME for 6 years and before that did not identify as disabled and I find that in a way, the disabled community I've found on twitter is my "crip camp" and

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Looking for something to stream? I can’t recommend #CripCamp enough. Bob Mondello on NPR called it “A Raucous Celebration Of A World-Changing Place,” netflix.com/title/81001496
”It's a summer camp for, you know, the handicapped, run by hippies. And somebody said, you know, you'll probably smoke dope with the counselors. And I said, sign me up!” npr.org/2020/03/25/821… #CripCamp
”The wild thing is that this camp — Camp Jened, in the Catskills — changed the world, and nobody knows this story.‘’ — Director @JimLeBrecht npr.org/2020/03/25/821… #CripCamp
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For more about #CripCamp: cripcamp.com

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Collection of reviews & articles: wakelet.com/wake/aa23f00e-…
Let’s talk about the power of disability activism, culture, and community! Share your burning questions, stories & critiques!

Everyone is welcome to ask questions throughout the chat but there will be time set aside for discussion with Jim and Nicole in the last 15 minutes.
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