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Why It Took Me Years To Become A Proud Disabled Woman
It’s time we go beyond disability representation and move toward a truly inclusive and equitable society where disability is celebrated.
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I Needed A Hysterectomy At Age 31. Doctors Fought Me Every Step Of The Way.
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This is what happens when America's health care system prioritizes our ability to conceive above all else.
Disabled People (Might) Finally Get Emojis That Represent Us
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And it's only taken us 27 years to get here.
Gal Gadot Offends With Tribute To Stephen Hawking
Actress Gal Gadot is being criticized as ableist by people with disabilities and their advocates for her comments suggesting Stephen Hawking was limited by his wheelchair and motor neurone disease.
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As Senate Advances On Obamacare Repeal, Protesters Fight For Medicaid
Many health care advocates were arrested at a Senate building, including several disabled activists.
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Activists With Disabilities Would Rather Go To Jail Than 'Die Without Medicaid'
In Denver, Washington and other cities, activists with disabilities plead for votes against Medicaid cuts. For many, it's resist or die.
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Supreme Court Snubs Neil Gorsuch Right In The Middle Of His Confirmation Hearing
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee let him know all about it.
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5 Ways To Make Protests Accessible And Truly Include Disabled Folks
Fat, Fashionable Feminist Writer
“Take A Stand.” “Join The March.” “Step up.” These three common phrases are often used as an attempt to mobilize groups in
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Leave No Person With Disabilities Behind
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I am one of many in Bangladesh and around the world who does not have equal access to a range of basic rights and resources. The social discrimination that surrounds disability excludes me from society and has left me isolated.
Why advances in treating those with brain injuries require advances in respecting their rights
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Views from experts in academia, providing fact-based analysis ...
Several years ago a father approached me, concerned about the care his son was receiving. The son had been in a car accident
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Four Oscar Nominations For Best Picture Go To Films With Disability Connections
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four have themes or sub-plots related to disability.
My Disabled Daughter Is Not Guaranteed An Education Under Betsy DeVos
Writer, blogger and advocate
The fate of my daughter's education is now up for debate it seems. Not so much what kind of education she should have, but if she's deserving of one. That the possible Secretary of Education wants to leave it up for discussion at some other time is not good enough.
Here's What People With Disabilities Want You To Know
Spoiler alert: You’re just like everyone else.
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Meryl Streep Leads by Example on Dignity for People with Disabilities
Shantha Rau Barriga
Director of Disability Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
We need to tackle the stigma and abuse against people with disabilities. And our political and religious leaders need to
Inclusion Matters For All Students
Senior Researcher, SRI International
By Brian Freeman & Todd Grindal Like most 13-year-olds, Aiden Killoran just wants to go to school with his friends and siblings
Why Won't Treasury Do Its Job on Behalf of Student-Loan Borrowers With Disabilities?
President, Social Security Works
President Obama has correctly identified student debt as a serious national concern. While it would take legislation to address the issue comprehensively, the Obama administration has been taking administrative steps to deliver relief to borrowers.
Jeff Sessions Slammed A Law Protecting Schoolchildren With Disabilities
Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general said it had led to a “decline in civility and discipline in classrooms all over America.”
We Must Hold The Media's Feet To The Fire Under Trump
Anthony C. Infanti
Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it has been filled with messages not only of despair and dismay at the election
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Blind Man Says Brooklyn Popeyes Refused Him Service Because Of Guide Dog
The owner refused to back down even after a police officer told him he was breaking the law.
Together Will We Win the Next Fight: The 2018 Mid-Term Elections
non-profit consultant, public speaker and political analyst
There will be many autopsies of the election. What went right what went wrong? We know emails were a self-inflicted wound
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