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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
10.10.18
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
12.27.17
immigration enforcement

U.S. is illegally detaining 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, lawsuit says

Federal immigration officials have illegally detained an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy in Texas for the last seven days, hours away from her parents, a lawsuit alleges.
Taylor Dolven
10.31.17
Disability Diaries

Energy Healers and Chanting Won't Cure My Disability Anxiety

As it turns out, I have a whole buffet of internal pain from living with cerebral palsy, and I'm going to figure out what to do with it.
Ryan O'Connell
8.31.17
Disability Diaries

Cerebral Palsy Is Going to Kill Me (and Other Fun, Normal Thoughts)

No matter how much I try to control it, CP is this Regina George figure lording over my life, and I'm learning how to live with her.
Ryan O'Connell
7.13.17
Disability Diaries

Having Cerebral Palsy Means Getting Constantly Trolled by the World

Living with disability means suffering daily microaggressions. And from here on out, I'm keeping track.
Ryan O'Connell
6.28.17
Views My Own

Winter Sucks When You Have a Disability

Snow might be a lovely thing for some, but for me and my power wheelchair, it's an immobilizing force.
Spencer Williams
2.13.17
Fighting Words

Not Everyone Wants the Cures That the Cures Act is After

Palestinian-American actor and comedian Maysoon Zayid, who's had Cerebral Palsy since birth, gives her take on the new legislation.
Maysoon Zayid
1.25.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Cerebral palsy patients are spending thousands on unproven stem cell therapies

Ravi Somaiya
12.7.16
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
11.24.16
Stuff

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
10.27.16
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