Back in April, I wrote that I would be working on something new for Disability Thinking, possibly a vlog … a series of video pieces on YouTube. I’m still working on the format, but I think I have an idea to give the thing structure.
The tentative plan is to make short 15-20 minute videos that discuss one or two terms related to disability and disability culture, starting with words that start with an “A” and going through the whole alphabet all the way to “Z”. I would plan to share my own thoughts on each term, and probably invite viewers to send in comments ahead of time that can be shared. I did some brainstorming on terms, and here is what I have so far:
A Ableism, Accessibility, Advocacy
C Crip, Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness
D Disabled, Differently-Abled, Discrimination
E Erasure, Eugenics
F Functioning Labels
G Guide Dog
I Inspiration Porn, Independent Living, Intersectional
L Long Term Care
M Medical Model, Marginalized
O Oppression, Opioids
Q Quad Rugby
S Self Advocate, Social Model, Special Needs
U Undue Burden, Universal Design
V Vocational Rehabilitation
W Wheelchairs, Willowbrook, White Cane
I’d welcome any suggestions to fill in the alphabet. If it’s any good at all … meaning if anyone watches and listens … I would also consider some special programs for Patreon subscribers … such as Q&As and guest interviews.
Obviously I’m still working on this, but I hope to post something on actual introductory video on YouTube sometime before the end of this Summer.