Posts Tagged ‘disability’

Friday link roundup 6/23

Swimwear pieces that can be worn as tops or bottoms — a versatile bikini that can be worn in many styles.

A list of best (and sometimes very interesting!) ice cream flavors served in ice cream shops across the United States.

Dollar stores are cheap and convenient, and sometimes it’s worth it to get something there…and at other times, not so much. Here are some recommendations on what to buy at dollar stores.

It’s been a hot week in the United States this week — it even made it to 120 degrees Fahrenheit where I live. The amount of heat waves may continue to rise. According to this National Geographic article, a study indicates that up to 75 percent of people could regularly face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions plummet.

An accessible water park for people with disabilities just opened in San Antonio, Texas.

On making leadership accessible for chronically ill activists.

Some Swedish kindergartens are trying a gender neutral approach in their classrooms. 

Bosnian students protest against ethnically segregated schools.

Friday link roundup 5/26

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Taiwan.

Fidget spinners are becoming popular. This writer thinks that may be problematic.

How a one hour walk, three times a week, benefits people with dementia.

How Jean-Michel Basquiat became the ultimate American artist.

The author of this article believes that the Manchester attack was aimed at women and girls.

Friday link roundup 2/19


I found this on Facebook and it resonated with me.


Unapologetic Body Love:  A Nia teacher shares a body-positive story and message on Rebelle Society.

Why aren’t there more treatments for menstrual pain and other related symptoms? This article addresses the stigma and lack of research.

St. Louis native and poet uses her words as activism to address issues such as racism, personal and community healing, and love.

Today is a Day of Remembrance: on this date in 1942, the U.S. government gave the order to put Japanese-Americans in internment camps during World War II.

The New York City Ballet held dance workshops for children with disabilities. The video about the process is definitely worth watching.

My hometown, Albuquerque, is hosting Women and Creativity events next month. As part of it, they are inviting people to make art and poetry trading cards to exchange with other participants. You don’t have to be local to join! Go here for more information and to sign up (sign up deadlines are in early March).

Susan Cain, author of Quiet – the bestselling book about the power of introverts – discusses the new book she wrote as a guide for introverted kids and teens, and how it may also benefit educators and parents.

SPD advocate Rachel Schneider released her first book this week! Making Sense is a guidebook for people with sensory issues and their loved ones. Check it out!

Friday link roundup 1/29

Study of Holocaust survivors indicates that trauma can be passed on genetically.

Anne Frank’s stepsister talks about the current refugee crisis.

From last year:  a mother’s letter to her transgender son, Jacob, on his 5th birthday.

On dance and neuroplasticity.

A family incorporates movement into all aspects of their lives by removing or modifying  furniture, setting up a jungle gym in the living room, and more.

An 11 year old girl from New Jersey decided she was sick of reading stories about “white boys and dogs.”  She is now holding a book drive to get 1000 books with black female protagonists by February 1.

Lego creates a toy figure in a wheelchair.

Michael Moore’s letter on ways to help the people of Flint, Michigan.

I definitely would have appreciated this as a teenager:  the first ever BroadwayCon.

A documentary film about an eagle huntress from Mongolia is making waves at the Sundance Film Festival.

New research study finds brain’s wiring is connected to Sensory Processing Disorder.

An excellent article on what “neurotypical” means – and what it doesn’t.

Friday link roundup 10/30

Quote given to me by a friend. Inspiring.

Quote given to me by a friend. Inspiring and an excellent reminder.

Have you ever had someone tell you “everything happens for a reason”?  Here’s an excellent and powerful blog post that argues against that idea and discusses the grieving process.

“My disability has no impact on my intelligence. My wheelchair has no impact on my beauty. They are a part of me, but they do not take away from anything that I am; if anything, they only enhance it.”  — Karin Hitselberger in her article No, I Am Not ‘Too Pretty to Be in a Wheelchair.’

A woman with cerebral palsy shares her experiences with dating and desiring sexual intimacy.

NPR is doing a series of articles on 15-year-old girls and what they face throughout the world.  #15Girls.

When put under pressure, feminine product makers finally disclose ingredients.

China ends its one-child policy.

As a young child, I despised messages that Barbies were “supposed” to be for girls and cars for boys.  I’m so glad to hear that more businesses are stepping away from gender-specific toys and labels.   

Outdoor gear and equipment store REI opts to close on Black FridayAnnouncement on their website.

Archaeologists unearthed a grave in southeastern Greece that might give more clues about ancient civilizations.

From the New York Times Op-Ed section:  Where are Black Children Safe?

I just saw a local production of the play.  Rocky Horror turns 40.

Friday link roundup 10/23

News from the Twitter-verse: If We Gave Fathers the Same Advice We Gave Working Mothers.

A study suggests that many men are threatened by intelligent women.

A U.S. company that runs the ads in the New York subway system turns down ads for Thinx menstrual underwear, claiming certain parts of the ad were “racy” and “suggestive.”

A Target ad shows that Halloween is for children of all abilities.

Madness Radio:  a mental health and mental illness resource, full of interviews, stories, and different perspectives.

A Madness Radio interview with peer advocate Dina Tyler about her own lived experience and perspective on psychosis.

One of Dina Tyler’s projects is the Bay-area based Mandala Project, which has alternative programs for people experiencing psychosis.

Friday link roundup 10/16

“maybe it’s simply the act of getting up one more time. that maybe that’s all you need to do… that’s all you can do… and maybe that one act repeated over and over again pumps your heart back to life.”  —terri st. cloud, bone sigh arts

(original print here).

According the the Smithsonian Magazine, ancient women artists may have done a majority of cave art painting.

An article from Salon by a woman who has been bullied for being thin.  From The Mighty:  an article by a woman who was told by a stranger at a restaurant to stop eating.  I am sure there are more articles like these out there from women of all shapes and sizes.  My response to these:  please don’t tell women they need to eat more or less based on the way they look or how much they weigh.  Don’t judge them.  You don’t know their stories.

From The Mighty:  Imagining a world without mental illness stigma.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine now defines addiction as a brain disorder rather than a behavioral issue.

Spring Awakening, a musical (and originally, a play) about repressed adolescents in the late 1800s, has returned to Broadway.  This time, it has returned with a twist – the main cast members are deaf and the production includes sign language.

Mary Oliver is one of my favorite poets.  I love how she weaves words and makes connections between life and nature.  An excerpt from her new book of poetry, Felicity.