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“Disability Justice” is Simply Another Term for Love

  This was the opening keynote speech at the 2018 Disability Intersectionality Summit, in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Oct 13, 2018. The official video recording of this keynote can be found here.    Good morning everyone. Thank you so much for having me. … Continue reading

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Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice

My remarks from the 2017 Paul K. Longmore Lecture on Disability Studies at San Francisco State University delivered on April 11, 2017.   To watch and listen to the video of my talk, click here. (Thank you to the Longmore … Continue reading

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Feeling the Weight: Some Beginning Notes on Disability, Access and Love

This essay was originally published in Issue Ten of Makeshift Magazine. This is a beginning; a dive into waters that I swim every day, but have been taught not to speak about.  I struggle with how to talk about love … Continue reading

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Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability

*Femmes Of Color Symposium Keynote Speech, Oakland, CA (8/21/11) Good afternoon, and thank you for having me.  It is lovely to be here with you all.  Thank you to the symposium organizers who have asked me to be here and … Continue reading

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Changing the Framework: Disability Justice

How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness (Written for the RESIST Newsletter, November, 2010.  Initially posted on the RESIST website.) In my time doing social justice work, I have found that disability is something most people know very … Continue reading

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