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Editor, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, published by @vintageanchor. Available now: https://t.co/pSuF56ZWNF
2 Jul
Not gonna let technical difficulties stop me from commenting on @1a w/ @labelleverite & @judithheumann about #ADA30!! Here are the comments I wanted to share

#CripTheVote #1a #ADA #DisabilityRights #COVID19
Eugenics & ableism is a HUGE issue.

In Texas, a Black disabled man named Michael Hickson died 6 days after doctors withdrew nutrition and hydration because he had the coronavirus and his doctor
didn’t believe he had enough quality of life and this is a very real fear disabled have with the medical industrial complex, that we’re not seen as we really are or valued.

You cannot conflate disability with poor health or quality of life.
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6 Apr
📢 New project by @DisVisibility

Disability Visibility Book Circle 📚

Funds for Video Conference Book Events by Disabled* Writers 🖥💵💬📖

📆 Deadline: May 1, 2020

disabilityvisibilityproject.com/book-circle/

#DisabilityVisibility #OwnVoices #CripLit #AccessIsLove #RepresentationMatters Graphic with a border with various circles of refracted light in pastel yellow, green, blue, and pink. In the center black text: Disability Visibility Book Circle, Funds for Video Conference Book Events by Disabled Writers. Deadline: May 1, 2020, DisabilityVisibilityProject.com. On the lower right corner is a QR code
The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives. It is a privilege to have a book published and yet the pressure to promote can be incredibly difficult and inaccessible for many disabled writers at the best of times but especially now.
With book tours and launches delayed or postponed, the Disability Visibility Book Circle is offering one-time grants of $1000 for 15 disabled writers in the US who already have books published this year or plan to have books published in 2020 through June 30, 2021.
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18 Mar
A thread on #coronavirus, vulnerability, and power

Disabled people know what it means to be vulnerable and interdependent. We are modern-day oracles. It’s time people listened to us. 1/x

disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2020/03/18/cor…

#HighRiskCovid19 #COVID19 #COVIDー19 #CripTheVote #SuckItAbleism Graphic with a black background and a photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing an orange-red jacket and black pants. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. Her hands are resting over her joystick. Photo credit: Eddie Hernandez Photography
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, systems have always tried to kill and oppress marginalized people.

These crises and assaults reconfirm who is considered disposable and unworthy of assistance, resources, attention, and treatment. 2/x
This time feels different for me with the very real threats of health care rationing and shortage of ventilators for critically ill patients in the United States. 3x

Ex: nytimes.com/2020/03/17/nyr…
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20 Nov 19
Ditto, @AnnaKrukCorbin

This administration's actions are not honorable. #Medicaid work requirements for example are going to cause death & undue hardship for thousands of people. They're not going to stop.

Thousands will lose coverage: commonwealthfund.org/blog/2019/indi…

#CripTheVote
On Kentucky & Arkansas:

"...a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit repeatedly said senior Trump health officials had neglected to consider that people would lose health insurance under the new rules."

washingtonpost.com/health/appeals…
A study of what happened to Arkansas in year-one of requirements:

"The first major study on the nation’s first Medicaid work requirements finds that people fell off of the Medicaid rolls but didn’t seem to find more work."

vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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18 Oct 19
Friendly reminder: Herd immunity is LOVE!! 🐃♥️

I created some merch that will hopefully encourage people who can receive vaccinations to get them.

teespring.com/stores/herd-im…

All proceeds will support @DisVisibility

#FluSeason #VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives #flu #fightflu 3 items in diagonal left to right: white ceramic mug, white hoodie sweatshirt, canvas tote, each with a graphic featuring two rows of red hearts and buffalo with text in the center that reads
Herd immunity protects entire communities by reducing the chances of being infected, especially for people who are immunocompromised and others who cannot take them.

"Every vaccinated person adds to the effectiveness of this community-level protection" pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arti… A graphic featuring two rows of red hearts and buffalo with text in the center that reads
I got my flu shot a few weeks ago because I get sick, I get SICK. For weeks, not to mention the time to regain strength & recover. As a disabled person, when a flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia can be deadly for me as well as millions of other chronically ill & older people.
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9 Oct 19
I’m not in an affected area but I was working through scenarios on what I would do this week since this is only a matter of time as a disabled medical baseline customer in San Francisco. Some thoughts 👇

#PGEshutoff #PSPS #SuckItAbleism #CripTheVote #SF
1) there is 1 community resource center per county that is open only during the day with capacity to serve 100 people based on what I read.

How in the world would that be adequate in San Francisco? If I went there to recharge some equipment imagine the wait time!
2) I live in a multistory building and while power outages are not uncommon, an outage of 2-5 days would trap me in my home since the elevators will be out. If I had to evacuate I would have to leave my power chair which is several hundred pounds.
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4 Aug 19
Please read the work by disabled people on why this rhetoric & conflation is harmful to the disability community @AndrewYang & everyone else giving their hot takes on the
#ElPasoShooting

#CripTheVote #ableism #sanism #MentalHealth #SuckItAbleism #ElPaso
By @MADtastically & @Azza_Alt:

Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance

americanprogress.org/issues/disabil…

By @Imani_Barbarin:

Ableism Is the Go-To Disguise for White Supremacy. Too Many People Are Falling for It.

rewire.news/article/2018/1…
By @sesmith:

Don’t Blame the Mentally Ill. Blame the Guns.

thenation.com/article/dont-b…

Video from @RootedInRights:

People With Mental Health Disabilities Shut Down Dangerous Ideas About Gun Violence

rootedinrights.org/video/people-w…
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21 May 18
It's the incomparable @CJ_the_Actor!! 🙌 #UnitedShades #DeafTalent
My mom is scrambling to find her glasses right now so she can watch #UnitedShades...HILARIOUS
The disability community is not a monolith. There are worlds within worlds each w/ unique identities, languages, practices, and cultures.

We are part of every community.

There's no way to cover everything in a single episode of tv but it’s a start. #UnitedShades
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