Stella Young holds a beer, wearing a shirt that says "inspiration boner killer."
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My Tribute to Stella Young

The loss of Stella Young, a prominent 32 year old disability activist, writer, and comedian this weekend will leave a considerable gap in the landscape of disability advocates. Whilst those who knew the young woman personally will undoubtedly feel her loss, so too, will the great number of young disabled …

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AbleismRepresentation

It’s No Longer Okay to Emulate Takei

I’m sure you’re all familiar with actor and director, George Takei. First famed for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, the Japanese-American actor has turned social-media sensation, and activist for social justice, after coming out as gay in his later years. Like most people, I found great enjoyment in …

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AbleismAccessibilityHealthcare IndustrySkepticism

Why the Medical Model of Disability is Harmful

Over the years, many different models for looking at the impact and experience of disability have been collated. Some of these are accurate, and others, not so much. Few models, however, inspire such burning indignation as the medical model of disability. For those who are unaware, the medical model of …

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AbleismFeminismPersonal StoriesUncategorized

Different Strokes for Different Folks

I was born disabled, which means I’ve been dealing with my unresponsive body for over 19 years. When I was younger I hated my body, and myself; I thought I was this useless, broken burden who would never amount to anything. I was a quiet, shy little disabled girl who …

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Personal Stories

Who is This Fantastic Spastic?-The Cerebral Palsy Chick.

Hello everyone. I’m so excited to be entering into this writing venture with all of you. I’m a 19-year-old Australian, university student with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, and I subscribe to the social model of disability. Now that all the boring things are out of the way, you may be …

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