cerebral palsy

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What You Need to Know About Consent and Disability

The people entrusted to care for me need to understand and respect my boundaries.
Spencer Williams
5.13.19
Fashion

Trans Disabled Teen Model Aaron Philip Is the Future of Fashion

She made history this summer as the first black, trans, disabled model to sign with Elite Model Management. And she's just getting started.
Aaron Barksdale
2.7.19
Stuff

Living Alone Is Awesome, Even with My Disability

Growing up with cerebral palsy, I always thought having my own apartment was an impossible dream.
Spencer Williams
12.28.17
Stuff

Are Disability Fetishists Exploiting People with Disabilities?

Devoteeism is a sexual fetish in which people get all horned up over a wide range of disabilities. As someone with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair, my feelings on devotees are complicated.
Spencer Williams
11.25.16
in bloom

What My Disability Means for My Sex Life

People are often surprised to hear that those of us with disabilities have sexual desires. We do, it's just not as easy for us to fulfill them.
Spencer Williams
10.29.16
Interviews

Dead Friends, Cerebral Palsy, and Culture Abuse

Stream the band's wild new record 'Peach' before it comes out this Friday.
Lukas Hodge
4.5.16
Premieres

Hear Beach Slang Go Acoustic on "Too Late to Die Young"

A new song from the sentimental nostalgic heroes of the American Northeast.
Dan Ozzi
1.29.15
Interviews

Sean Gray's New Website 'Is This Venue Accessible?' is a Beacon of Solidarity for Disabled Music Fans

"If you are excluding a segment of people, how can you fully say you’re one hundred percent for inclusion?"
1.19.15
Music

How One Deaf Man and Two Pals with Cerebral Palsy Got Down at Bonnaroo

There were somewhere between 500 and 700 handicapped people at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this year. For the most part, they get down just like the rest of us, but it’s those slight differences that make their Bonnaroo experience that much...
Lauren Schwartzberg
6.24.14
Stuff

I Have Cerebral Palsy and I'm Looking for Love

Dating is hard for everybody, but dating with cerebral palsy is harder. Still, given the reality of my situation, I knew it was time to change my strategy if I wanted to get laid on the regular. That's when I heard about "devotees"—people with a sexual...
Aaron Broverman
9.17.13
Stuff

Some Swedes Made a Special Brand of Cerebral-Palsy Beer

About a year ago, in an attempt to stop people from being excessively nice to the handicapped, the Gothenburg Cooperative for Independent Living in Sweden (GIL) made a physically challenged doll with cerebral palsy. GIL just released their own brand of...
Caisa Ederyd
5.5.13
The Special Issue

My War

Since my debut in the world 48 years ago, spasticity and involuntary movements due to cerebral palsy have been the dictators of my body.
Paul Remy
12.1.02