Disability Rights

Disability Rights

Disabled Activists Should Not Have to Die to Have Our Voices Heard

Carrie Ann Lucas's recent insurance-related death has brought new eyes to her work as a prominent activist—and is yet another instance of disability rights only gaining mainstream attention after one of us dies.
s.e. smith
3.7.19
year in review

97 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person

No matter who you are, there are always ways to be kinder to one another. Here are some ideas.
Inês Mendonça
12.27.18
activism

The Women with Disabilities Who Fought For Your Health Care This Year

Mass "die-ins," three-day sit-ins, and countless arrests later, these activists say: "The fight for our lives is on for the foreseeable future.”
Robyn Powell
12.20.17
The Rundown

LA Metro Planning to Go Renewable With 95 New Electric Buses

Your daily guide to what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
7.31.17
The Rundown

Senate GOP’s Zombie Bill Lives and Dies Again

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
7.26.17
russia

Putin Is Using Paralympics Ban for Propaganda, But Is He Also Right?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the IPC's ruling as "outside the bounds of law, morality and humanity."
Josephine Huetlin
9.7.16
Interviews

The Underwater Adventures of a Paraplegic Scuba Diver

Elena Prous was 24 when she broke her neck in a traffic accident that left her paralyzed from the arms down. Seven years on, she's also one of the world's few paraplegic scuba divers.
Patricia Rafael
8.1.16
Stuff

Locked-In Syndrome and the Horror of Being Trapped in Your Own Body

As people with degenerative disorders slowly lose control of their bodies, it's common to feel powerless, depressed, and even suicidal.
Paul Willis
11.17.15
News

Human Rights Watch Says Australia Hasn’t Solved Problems, It’s Added New Ones

According to Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report, Australia isn't doing great.
Girard Dorney
1.29.15