There's been a lot of talk about privilege in our society lately. Whether it's abled vs disabled, rich vs poor, etc. it's undeniable certain groups of people have access to things others do not. A few months ago, I stumbled onto a conversation between several very famous authors on Twitter. No I won't name anyone, … Continue reading Privilege in the Writing Community
It's been 30 years since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) became law in the US. Since then, some things have changed, but too many things remain the same. I was five years old when the ADA passed. I remember my first thought was, "Does this mean I'm going to get to see what the … Continue reading It’s Been 30 Years. Where’s the Inclusivity?
I've recently become active in the author community on Twitter and every time I talk about my audiobook (which was completed on the same day I'm writing this post!) the response I get is either audiobooks are too expensive to make or not important. Both of those assumptions are wrong. Here's why: My audiobook was … Continue reading So You Think You Can’t Afford to Make An Audiobook (Or That It’s Not Important)
One of the things that has gotten a lot of disability advocates angry over the last several years is the way disabled people are portrayed in the media. Be it on tv, in movies, and in writing. Last year, I read a book series I really began to love. I won't name it, but it's … Continue reading Disability Language in Writing
I keep seeing people say, "we're all in this together," any time COVID-19 is brought up. But, that's a lie. Why? Because while you're chanting, "we're all in this together," people like me are being left to die because there aren't enough hospital beds and ventilators, hospitals are having to decide who lives and who … Continue reading We’re All In This Together, Right?