Posted in April 2016

the courage to listen 

There’s something that tends to happen an awful lot in advocacy circles (and everywhere, really, but it’s most obvious there) and I was hoping we could talk about it. It tends to go something like this: Someone, typically a member of a radically disenfranchised community (let’s call them A) says, “Doing X, no matter how … Continue reading

inspiration porn goes to the prom

inspiration porn goes to the prom

{image is the word “PROM” spelled out in a delightfully cheesy balloon arch. I kinda love it.} So apparently we’re in the height of prom season. One might be forgiven for thinking that prom season would be in May or June when most proms are typically held, but in a country where we start decorating for Christmas … Continue reading

understanding our differences

Yesterday, I was honored to step in for my friend Susan Senator and speak at a benefit for a wonderful organization called Understanding our Differences. UoD is a pioneer in disability education. Through a participatory curriculum for elementary schoolers, they live their mission of demystifying human differences, supporting inclusion, and building bridges to true and … Continue reading