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 …

me, with long hair tied up in a pony tail, sitting on the beach in running shorts and a hoodie
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 …

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

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 …

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 …