Sokka from Avatar quenched his curiosity in an unexpected way
AbleismIntersectional IssuesPersonal StoriesRepresentation

Now Any Questions?

I’m in the process of rewatching one of my favorite shows, Avatar the Last Airbender.  One of the funniest scenes of the series is where the characters are trapped in the desert and low on water. One of the characters, Sokka, runs up to a cactus he finds and drinks …

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Ania in a wheelchair holding a protest sign and pamphlets
AbleismIntersectional Issues

What Atheist Communities Can Do

This post was originally posted on Scribbles and Rants. I had the opportunity to speak at FTBCon, and one of the panels with which I was involved was one on disability and the need for the atheist movement and community to get involved in approving accessibility. One of the statements that set …

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Intersectional Issues

Reading The Same Page

Last week when I introduced myself, I used the word poverty. In the future, I’m going to be using the word inequality. In fact, I’m going to be using quite a few terms that refer to wages, productivity, work hours, compensation, access, and fairness. To ensure that we’re all on …

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Me at street painting
Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

Life Changes and an Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Caleb and I’m very excited to be part of the start-up team of writers for Skeptability!  I’ll say right off the bat that this is a really hectic time for me. I recently graduated college (as in earlier this week) and am about to move …

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A female symbol (circle with attached perpendicular intersecting lines) where the circle acts as the wheel of a traditional handicapped sign. The inside of the wheel has a red "power" hand
AbleismFeminismIntersectional IssuesSkepticism

Worth Less or Why Disabled People Don’t Matter But Should

The original of this post can be found on Scribbles and Rants, Ania’s personal blog.  In my fights for women’s rights, I have been startled to see how often the issue had an important element of disability activism. Take abortion rights and access to birth control.  I am under consideration …

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US Productivity versus Real Wages
Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

The Price of Productivity

I am disabled. I cannot tell you exactly why I am disabled. I also cannot tell you exactly what it means that I am disabled. I can describe what disables me – how my joints do not work correctly, how I am in pain without cause every day, how I …

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