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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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Purple box with words: But you know, I'm not... Disabled, with the word disabled in comic sans, italicised, and in red
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On Identifying as Disabled

It might seem strange, but I went a long time without identifying as disabled. Let me start from the beginning. I got diagnosed with Arthritis in 2006, my hip was permanently damaged in 2007, and I got a diagnosis for Crohn’s in 2008. Those dates of course suggest nothing of …

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Sokka from Avatar quenched his curiosity in an unexpected way
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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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Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things: Disability in Game of Thrones

[Warning! This post contains spoilers from Game of Thrones, season 4.]   So, much like everyone else in the world, I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones. I’ve read all the books, I’ve read all of the conspiracy theories (and I believe at least half of them), and I watch the …

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