Hey all - we said we’d do an introductory post about the mods ages ago and then forgot, so this is a belated attempt. We’re all women, two of us live in the United States and one in Canada. We all live with different disabilities, both physical and mental.
→First and foremost, we want to create a space where people with disabilities can safely speak openly about them. In addition to facing ableism when discussing disability, isolation is a problem for many of us. Both isolation from other disabled people, and isolation from impairment (especially for those of us unable to work, or attend school) can have a negative effect.
→We also want to create a space where people of all kind of disabilities can share their experiences and feelings. Ableism within the disabled community isn’t uncommon, especially since disability covers such a wide range of experiences. We think that it’s healthy and worthwhile to create a space where we can hear from people with other disabilities, and learn more about disability activism and community as a whole.
→Our last goal is to bring in material and news about disabilities. Often issues pertaining to disability are glanced over in the news, or simply not reported on at all. Books about disabled people, ableism, and the concept of disability are often inaccessible and not carried by local libraries. This last part is most dependant on our ability, so expect ebbs and flows.
→We ask that only people with disabilities submit, we aren’t going to ask and you don’t need to state that you are in your submissions. We will assume that everyone who submits has disabilities.
→The only exception to that is signal-boosting, or submitting an article about or by disabled people.
→Submissions are open to just about anything you want to submit! Artwork, personal posts, rants, disability problems, news items, critical articles, etc.
→If possible, please try and pass along the appropriate trigger warnings so we can add them
→Don’t submit material that’s racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, or, of course, ableist.
→Last but not least, we want to let people speak freely. This means we don’t necessarily agree with every submission, but as long as they don’t break the rules we will post them.
Nice to meet you all!