Profile picture
, 7 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter
A random reminder that #academicableism (just like other forms of ableism) is fucking exhausting, disabled and chronically ill people should be presumed as present in all spaces (not retrofitted in) and if nondisabled peers had to undertake the labour we do, they’d be enraged too
my heart breaks a bit every time I meet younger academics, five, ten, fifteen years behind me, whose experience is in large part not about their intellectual development but about the endless sodding negotiation and labour involved in merely accessing the base conditions for that
everyone empowered to push these discussions and subsequent concrete revisions in policy, action and culture, in whatever space they can, please do so, as soon as possible, and keep doing so out of recognition that this is ongoing work within a history of ongoing work
I hate being an old hand at this. I hate that the experiences are so widely resonant and similar. I hate that my generation (many of whom in academia are now accessing less precarious, more senior roles) and the generations above mine let this and other bullshit slide or thrive.
oppression is such a waste of incredible human potential and activity and goodness that alone, before we get to the violence of what it involves, makes me so bloody cross
also, related and unrelated: I think I want to come back to how social scripts around disability/chronic illness in academia and around bereavement, dealing w bereavement and disclosing it are complex but also presently often crap
I have a ruling from the OIA in response to a complaint I made against an ex-phd institution about this very thing and PG officers and others who might find this useful to politely ram up the noses of yr institutions, HMU and I’ll send the details/documents
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Zara
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!