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Aug 23, 2020 9 tweets 10 min read
"I would be hard-pressed to name an editor at a commercial publisher or a leading book critic who identifies as disabled." Kenny Fries #WhereAreTheDisabledBookCritics
"The last iteration of Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories did not include one disability-focused piece written by a disabled writer." #KennyFries paging @HeidiPitlor Anthony Doerr, Rebecca Solnit, Robert Atwan: Can Best Americans be disabled? #ShowDontTell
"As far as I know, there has never been a disabled-identified writer chosen to edit this prestigious series" Kenny Fries #BestAmericanSeries Why hasn't there been, Mary Wilcox? @HMHCo
Complete essay by Kenny Fries @EvergreenReview Title: "Without Us: Disabled Writers 30 years after the ADA" #EverydayAbleism #EveryYearAbleism #Evergreen…
What do you think about all of this, writers who are in Best American Short Stories 2019? @NK_Adjei @jamelbrinkley @JuliaLizElliott @ellammg @ursulakleguin @sayrafiezadeh @AlexisSchaitkin @_MonaSimpson #CanBestAmericanWritersBeDisabled #RealQuestion
postscript: I added alt-text for each GIF so if it doesn't work someone tell me #BlindPoets #Homer #Milton #Borges want some basic access to everyone's GIFs

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Nov 29
This has been sitting heavy on my heart. Idk where to put it. So I'm putting it here.

I learned today that the drug we outlawed for death penalty ppl in USA is the same drug they use for disabled ppl in Canada.

Let that sink in.
I have not had the emotional nor psychological capacity to do further research on this yet. I am going to do that now. In the meantime, here is the website that has been recced to me by someone I trust very much:…

Where tf is Bill Peace right now. Dammit I miss you, Bill Peace. If you are reading this shit, from the beyond, talk to me. Send word.

Yes, I will show them our video.

This is a satirical video. "EZ Breezy Assisted Suicide with Bill Peace"

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Nov 28
An addition to Borg Diem: The Cyborg Pirates wanted to bring onboard Cyborg Librarians. For the care and keeping of the dictionary.

So we have done that.

The Cyborg Librarians have been given the dictionary. They are now finding clusters of words to share with us.

Plz join me in welcoming The Cyborg Librarians:

Emily Goss @BarrowMember
Alexa Dexa @Alexa_Dexa
Chaos PhD @ProfessChaos
Ready For Polyamory @ready4polyamory
Cy. JA Fields @AndersenFields

Introductions threaded below: #BorgDiem #DisabilityTwitter #LetThereBe #NewWords
Cyborg Librarian #1

Emily Goss @BarrowMember is Editor of CIADISH : "A magazine for chronically ill and disabled (CIAD) writers and the readers who love their books." #BorgDiem

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Nov 28
THE NEW MANIFESTOS section of Wordgathering rolled out & it keeps being lit.

"Objections to the ADA Accommodations Process Before I Give Consent" by Anonymous

#Manifesto #AcademicAbleism #DisabilityTwitter #AnonymousWriting…
"A Mad Trans Educational Scholar’s Letter to the Ablesanism of the Research Community" by Jersey Cosantino

This one takes shape of a poem:

#TransRightsAreHumanRights #MadStudies #Letter #poetrycommunity
"I question
what it means
to be a Mad trans researcher
within an academy that relies so heavily
upon the primacy of rationality,
logic, and access to
a particular form
of validated Truth ..."

Jersey Cosantino
Read more here:…
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Nov 27
I think I need to hire Cyborg Librarians. Is this you?

What is it that I want?

I want to send the dictionary as a Word doc to you & then you think like a Cyborg Librarian (idk what that means) & deliver to me something.

Here's what I'm thinking. Sets of words in #BorgDiem are related to each other. Around a kind of nuclear star cluster. This could be a theme, a feeling, a specific type of disability or something else.

I would like Cyborg Librarians to show me these constellations so I can share
That's all I know about what Cyborg Librarians of #BorgDiem do. But probably we do more. I'm not a librarian.

Do you have to be a librarian to do this? No.

Job qualifications? Your desire.

Pay? $25/constellation
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Nov 26
I'm on some kind of list & ppl are kindly warning me about this & telling me I might want to go private.

But I don't care that I'm on the list?

Actually I don't know what it means to be on the list? but in general I don't care
Am I being willfully obtuse about this?

I highly doubt the right wing conservatives will come for me given I wrote the essay "Why I Own a Gun" & published in Tin House
Lurker: omg Cy you're a gun owner

Yes, I am. In a similar way to how Leslie Marmon Silko is a gun owner. If you want to read the essay I will send it to you gratis
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