Monthly Archives: November 2016

Meet Alternate Roots

I had forgotten about Alternate ROOTS for a while, but they definitely deserve a mention in the world of disability and creativity in the Southern United States. Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted … Continue reading

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My Heart Bleeds for Beauty and Justice

The Bleeding Heart Art Space lives and breathes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It came to life after I left Edmonton in 2011. Somehow I happened upon it a while ago, and I’m just in love with the idea. We have … Continue reading

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Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson

I forgot I wanted to write a review of the book Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson, who set her novel in the time period Eugenics Boards were approving forced sterilizations in some states, in this case the state of North … Continue reading

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Being a Good “Literary Citizen”

I had never thought of literary citizenship as a “thing” before, until my friend Andi Cumbo-Floyd mentioned it on her Facebook page for her small business called Andilit a couple of months ago. For some reason today, it’s been floating … Continue reading

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Wider Horizons

I started to write a message about how we celebrate the holidays, but I find myself not ready to go there yet. So I think I want to look ahead to the new year and deal with the holidays later. … Continue reading

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Disability and Stigma in Other Cultures

I just discovered this video on Youtube. It’s about an hour long, and it talks about disability and the stigma of it in Ghana. I think it’s always interesting to see how different cultures view disability and how they treat … Continue reading

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Marching for Justice

Happy holiday weekend, y’all! I wonder how many of you wanted to attend the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington like I did. The logistics quickly made me realize that wouldn’t happen, but I stumbled on an alternative that … Continue reading

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The Theft of Memory by Jonathan Kozol

With some development, this book could easily have filled two books. One story was Harry Kozol’s career and the “famous” people he encountered and sometimes treated in his work. One place he worked was a well-known place called McLean Hospital, … Continue reading

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Revolution Is an Act of Love

For those of you who are writers, I wanted to share this latest call for submissions from Monstering magazine.  If you remember, I mentioned this new start-up by Brianna Albers a few days ago. To get myself in the frame … Continue reading

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Getting Life by Julie Shaw Cole

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Advocado Press. I was intrigued to see how the author handled presenting her heroine’s perspective when she was basically considered nonverbal at the beginning of the novel. No one … Continue reading

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