Politics and Language. Can parents #SayTheWord ?

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Stuck In The Middle — Is There A “Disabled Voice” ?

Stuck in the middle

I’ve been following the discussion about The Mighty and trying to form my own opinion.  I’ve listened to the people using the hashtag #CrippingTheMighty and thought there were some valid complaints being expressed – again.  Most of them I’ve heard before – they are longstanding issues. Then, as I review my own Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

High and Mighty – Shaming as a Teaching Tool

A recent article published by The Mighty has caused a negative reaction within the disability community. While I didn’t catch the article that caused the commotion, I did read the editorial reply: “Why We Removed a Story.” “The Mighty published a story from one of our contributors entitled “Introducing: Meltdown Bingo,” which made light of … Continue reading

What does Down syndrome have to do with assisted suicide?

Twitter chat

At first glance, as a parent of someone who has Down syndrome and is almost 29-years-old, assisted suicide seems far from my radar – at least as a topic that pertains to my own life. I could imagine the questioned looks as I shared the announcement about the impending Twitter chat with other Ds moms. … Continue reading

On Being an Ally: Passing, Participating, and Pondering My Place

  For years, I may have been complicit in the act of “passing.”  My son’s skin is a beautiful tan in the summer, but for the most part, it could be described as “olive.”   His father has been out of the picture for most of his life, and my own flesh is pasty at best.  … Continue reading

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