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This month, physicist Stephen Hawking died. A brilliant scientist, he changed the face of science. And he was disabled: he was nearly fully paralyzed. He did a vast amount of his work with the help of assistive technology: a mobility chair, a…
We can’t get away from ableist memes and magazine covers. But we don’t have to accept them.
You’ve seen the images of inspiration porn, the posters or memes, a small child running with a leg prosthetic, with a inspo-phrase like, “The only thing stopping you is you,” or something equally gag-worthy.
The audience of these posters, these memes, is not disabled people. We know exactly how hard…
When a famously bad-behaving person uses bipolar disorder, or any other mood disorder, as an excuse for their (unrelated) bad behavior, disabled people suffer.
A.J. Finn is the author of the runaway bestselling thriller The Woman in the Window. His real name is Dan Mallory. He is also, according to a recent profile in The New Yorker magazine, a manipulative, scheming, liar.
The profile is partially an indictment of the publishing industry, which will…
Kelly and Katie, editors of DISABILITY ACTS, have been hard at work the past few weeks. Although DA has been quiet, we’ve been ducks, paddling hard under the water’s surface while things look placid above. (That’s such a great metaphor.)
We started small, just a couple of disabled writers +…
But not any longer—the magazine is closed as of March 2021
Update: March 2021
DISABILITY ACTS closed its doors in March of 2021.
As a fully volunteer-run magazine, we worked as long as we could to share the voices of disabled writers. We will keep the magazine online so that all of the important writing that we published will remain available.
Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a massive, gorgeous, multi-vocal, intersectional, multimedia piece on gender, power, and the academy. Titled “The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy,” the piece featured thirty-one authors and artists who contributed pieces on sexual harassment, sexual violence, gender oppression, and more.