disability

disability

All the Ways Austerity Has Ruined the Lives of Disabled People

We spoke to Frances Ryan about her new book, 'Crippled: Austerity and the Demonisation of Disabled People'.
Emily Reynolds
6.13.19
body

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
5.14.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
disability

Bizarre, Arbitrary Benefits Decisions Are Pushing Autistic People to Destitution

Ethan King, a 21-year-old man with autism, had his needs assessed by a physiotherapist. His mother says they are "staring into the abyss" after his benefits were revoked.
Anna Sophie Gross
12.18.18
YouTube

‘Stump Kitchen’ Is the Disability Cooking Show Food Media Needs

Alexis Hillyard, who has one hand, uses her popular YouTube recipe tutorials to celebrate differently abled bodies in the kitchen.
Wedaeli Chibelushi
8.14.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

As a Sex Worker With a Chronic Illness, FOSTA Means Losing My Medical Care

In a nation lacking universal healthcare, recent legislation effectively cut a thread by which many disabled people climbed out of poverty.
Zia Moon
7.12.18
death

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."
Jane Fleming
6.25.18
News

Delta Tied a Woman with MS to a Wheelchair After Her Flight, Son Claims

An airline employee allegedly told her to "shut the fuck up" when she started crying.
Drew Schwartz
4.26.18
Australia Today

This Guy Just Became the First Paraplegic to Reach Everest Base Camp

Scott Doolan, 28, was paralysed from the waist down as a teenager.
Maddison Connaughton
4.4.18
Stuff

How to Navigate a Differently-Abled Relationship

An interview with Ben Mattlin, the author of 'In Sickness and In Health', on life, his new book and the secret to maintaining any relationship.
Spencer Williams
3.19.18
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Deaf Person

"My mum claims I was really upset the first time I heard a sound. Apparently I just cried for ages."
Katrine Krøjby
1.25.18
Views My Own

Sex Work Empowers Me as a Disabled Woman

I never thought I’d be able to find a job that worked for me, but being an escort allows me to work around my health issues.
Hayley Jade
10.25.17
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