An article about the importance of language in relation to healing practices “Every time we talk about bodies and healing, we are in relationship to histories and beliefs about what is normal and what is not. These histories and beliefs carry invisible assumptions as heavy as gravity.”
An article discussing protest if you are chronically ill or unable to be in the streets for other reasons.
Mia Mingus’ 2011 essay coining and describing the term access intimacy “Access intimacy is that elusive, hard to describe feeling when someone else “gets” your access needs.”
This is an online form, to be part of a growing resource that is an online directory of queer and trans ASL interprtors of colour across the USA. You can also be in touch with the two people who created the form, resource to ask questions or give suggestions.
A Video produced by the Arts Council looking at how disabled dance artists are challenging the world of contemporary dance? Who are the disabled choreographers at the foreground of artistic innovation? Why is it important that disabled dance artists author their own work as choreographers and artistic leaders?
This article is about how the Black Lives Matter movement has drawn attention to injustice in the black community in policing, public health, and education. As WXXI’s Noelle Evan’s reports, people with disabilities are also part of the movement for social justice.
Video discussions made by the collective SINS INVALID , a series of videos called CRIP BITS. This particular video focuses on ideas of queering the crip body, looking at gender, sexuality, and disability.
Mia Mingus is an American writer, educator, and community organizer who focuses on issues of disability justice. She is noted for introducing the concept of and coining the term “access intimacy” and “forced intimacy” and urges disability studies and activism to centralize the experiences of marginalized people within disability organizing. This is an article written by Mia Mingus.
Sins Invalid is a disability justice-based performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of colour and LGBTQ / gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized .
Disabled people of color, queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people, including Patty Berne, Stacey Milbern, Eli Clare, Sebastian Margaret, Mia Mingus, and many others have documented the history of ableism in the U.S. as well as the work and limitations of the disability rights movement, and developed critical resources toward a disability justice framework. The videos in the series “No Body Is Disposable” offer snapshots of this framework and tools for activists, educators, and students to bring to their communities.