“Intersectionality: Buzzword among activists advocating for diversity and inclusion”, by Karli Jayne Miller

Karli Jayne Miller

Coined by Black scholar and civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw in her 1989 work, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”, the term intersectionality refers to the multiple dimensions of discrimination faced by those with multiple marginalized identities. In other words, intersectionality is … Continue reading “Intersectionality: Buzzword among activists advocating for diversity and inclusion”, by Karli Jayne Miller

“Living Breathing Intersectionality” By Whitney A. Ford

Whitney A. Ford

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social organizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage” according to Oxford Languages Dictionary. The intersectionality theory, was developed by Kimberle’ Williams Crenshaw, an African American lawyer, Civil Rights … Continue reading “Living Breathing Intersectionality” By Whitney A. Ford

“Getting ‘old’ is a privilege” By Dr. Josie Badger

Stacey Park and Josie Badger

I toss and turn, trying to find any position to get away from the pain. The compounding years of living with a 90° angle in my back wears in my body. Potential arthritis, hypothyroidism… the list continues to grow. As a person with a disability, our bodies often age faster. I hear people around me … Continue reading “Getting ‘old’ is a privilege” By Dr. Josie Badger

“Pills, Pups, and the Pandemic” By Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman

Let me start off by saying mental illness and pandemics are friends. Actually, not just friends, best friends, who share the same passion: making people sick. COVID-19 is threatening and devastating the health and livelihood of so many people. We’re not just wrestling with boredom and demands for bangs, we’re straddling a scary line between … Continue reading “Pills, Pups, and the Pandemic” By Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman

“Stay Calm and Keep Fighting” Disability peer advice during COVID19- By Anomie Fatale

Taking maximum precautions against catching a globalized pandemic when you are among the at-risk population is not over-reacting or panicking. As members of this vulnerable group, stocking up at home sufficiently with necessary supplies and staying quarantined from outside potential exposures is a life sustaining activity. Unfortunately for us with home health care, being quarantined … Continue reading “Stay Calm and Keep Fighting” Disability peer advice during COVID19- By Anomie Fatale

Service Dogs, Opening Doors to Independence!

Jessica and Ford

Jessica Gardner poses with her service dog, Ford at the 2019 Ms Wheelchair Pennsylvania competition. Picture credit to Alex Jones Three years ago, I received the best birthday gift I've ever been given, my Canine Companions for Independence service dog, Ford. I can honestly say in my life he has opened doors, both physically and … Continue reading Service Dogs, Opening Doors to Independence!

Marriage Equality for All, Unless You’re Like Me

Josie Badger, one of her dogs, her husband, Mike, and their wedding party

Caption: Josie Badger poses with her husband, Mike, their dog, and their wedding party Not long ago, I remember the excitement that spread across America when the Supreme Court decided that “love ruled,” giving the right of marriage to gay couples. News articles, Facebook posts, and email subjects all celebrated the news of “marriage equality.” … Continue reading Marriage Equality for All, Unless You’re Like Me

Parenting Disabled: An Exercise in Confidence and Creativity

Alex with her husband and two children, sitting on a deadwood log at the beach

by Alex Wegman My Instagram inbox is full of messages from disabled people who are somewhere on the spectrum of awaiting or seeking parenthood, and they are terrified. They know it’s something they want, but have been told overtly and subtly that they’re not cut out for it. They’ve absorbed the narrative that disability precludes … Continue reading Parenting Disabled: An Exercise in Confidence and Creativity