Monthly Reading List - June 2019

Disability Thinking - Monthly Reading List

The best things about disability I read last month …

An Open Letter to Lupita Nyong’o and Black Filmmakers
Imani Barbarin, Crutches & Spice - April 7, 2019

This is a necessary post that explains why disability representation is so important in movies, and how the ableism experienced by black disabled people is unique and distinct from either ableism or racism by themselves.

People With Disabilities Face Challenges Campaigning
Abagail Abrams, Time - June 12, 2019

Ms. Abrams does a terrific job exploring the current state of disability in politics, while introducing a new National Council on Independent Living program aimed at helping disabled people run for office.

It’s Perfectly OK To Call A Disabled Person ‘Disabled,’ And Here’s Why
Brittany Wong, HuffPost Life - June 14, 2019

Everyone who writes anything about disability eventually tries to explain our terminology wars. But this one is worth reading. It might be the definitive word on the words we use.

2020 candidates: none of them have accessible websites for disabled people
s.e. smith, Vox.com - June 26, 2019

This article not only highlights the fact that campaign websites aren’t accessible. It also gives a very good overview of disability issues in politics to show why campaign website accessibility is more than a technicality.

The Olmstead Decision & Me
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project - June 26, 2019

It’s hard to explain the nursing home vs. home care issue in a clear and emotionally resonant way. If you know someone who needs to understand, this is a great start.