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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
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
Fighting Words

Trainers Need to Start Learning How to Work With Differently Abled People

Trainers and gyms are failing disabled people in a lot of ways. Does changing this pattern mean changing an entire culture of ableism?
Mark Hay
4.8.19
black love

Photographer Akintola Hanif's Remarkable Images Celebrate Black Love and Community

"I appointed myself to represent my people correctly and counter negative stereotypes often seen in mainstream media."
Fayemi Shakur
2.28.19
Sex

In Search of the Elusive Orgasm

Between 16 and 25 percent of women and 1 to 4 percent of men experience the inability to orgasm at some point in their lives.
Richard Greenhill
1.16.19
Culture

The Women Building a New Art Form in the World of Dance

The Kinetic Light Collaborative challenges core beliefs about movement and the human body.
Emily Nonko
1.7.19
Culture

The Drag Troupe For Kings and Queens With Learning Disabilities

British performance collective Drag Syndrome wants audiences see and appreciate the artistic and creative talents of people with Down's syndrome.
Deana Morton
12.18.18
disability

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
disability

This Single Mom Trained Five Hours a Day for the NYC Marathon

She’s also a grad student, employed full-time, and hopes to qualify for the Paralympics.
Michelle Wheeler
11.2.18
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
disability

Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind

Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
s.e. smith
8.27.18
Photo Essay

These Students Designed Functional and Stylish Clothes for Disabled Seniors

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.
Elizabeth Renstrom
8.24.18
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