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By Jo Tamar on January 15, 2012
Jo Tamar’s second review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Cargo by Jessica Au.
By Beppie on November 22, 2011
It’s been almost a month since Allie Brosh posted this at her blog Hyperbole and a Half, but I only just saw it: Adventures in Depression. I know I can definitely relate to this, and I have the feeling that I’m not the only one. Related posts: Blogging Against Disablism Day – link round up [...]
By Guest Hoyden on September 14, 2011
It is a violation of Australian privacy law to collect private medical information, which is specifically designated “sensitive information”, without a damn good reason. Is anyone making a noise about this?
By tigtog on September 2, 2011
Guess how many competent and positive responses sie received to “just asking nicely”. Go on.
By Guest Hoyden on August 13, 2011
Over the last many years I have struggled with physical limitations. I and a few friends like me, have come to call ourselves “Border Gimps”, especially since society not only loves to have a name for things, but also to help sort through the current “P.C. phrase of the month”. Now I know there are as many thoughts on that sort of thing as there are people to think them, but here is how I and mine define it.
By Mary on June 17, 2011
Survivors Mel Hughes and Kate Ravenscroft are creating a zine by survivors of sexual assault for survivors of sexual assault: We Will Not Go Quietly.
They’re looking for a huge range of submissions, preferably by 31 July 2011. For more information, see their website We Will Not Go Quietly.
By tigtog on May 5, 2011
How the fuck can I help this rather lovely young person get the best out of hir education when the existing systems seem to be letting hir down?
By tigtog on May 2, 2011
A fantastic collection of posts has already been published and collated for BADD 2011 over at Diary Of A Goldfish, and there will definitely be more to come.
It’s not too late to write one yourself, if you were thinking of it and haven’t managed it yet. May 1st is a suggestion, everybody understands about clashing priorities and perhaps your spoons allocation.
By tigtog on April 19, 2011
Arwyn over at Raising Boychick wants you to share your experiences if you are living with disabilities and pursuing attachment parenting:
By tigtog on March 28, 2011
Natural disasters in Queensland and New Zealand have highlighted the value of sign language interpreters.
By Mary on March 25, 2011
I get the impression that the NSW election sees a slight improvement over the Federal election in polling place accessibility information. How does your electorate look? How many fully wheelchair accessible polling places, how many assisted access, and how close are they to you? What information is missing from the descriptions?
By tigtog on March 2, 2011
I am spending most of this week in a room like this, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend *more* time on the ‘puter. Which makes posting tricksie.
So, in no particular order:
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By Mary on February 26, 2011
The Life at 1, 3 and 5 treatment of disability could have been worse with either a more tragic air or the Fighting Fat episode’s constant refrain of “risk” but that this is still a particularly problematic area for the show to be keeping its tight focus on the particular impact on the abled child when talking about family members with disabilities.