Thursday, April 19, 2007

Blogging Against Disablism Day

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2007

Tuesday, May 1 will be the 2nd Blogging Against Disablism Day. (The U.K. uses the term "disablism"; we in the U.S. use the term "ableism".) The 1st Blogging Against Disablism Day happened last year on May 1, before I was blogging. 147 bloggers participated, blogging about a variety of issues from language to employment to education to cultural expectations and more. This year, there should be an even bigger turnout, and I encourage all bloggers - able-bodied or disabled - to participate. I especially hope that many of the parent bloggers will join in on this special day, so that we can all unite behind this important human rights issue.

You can get more information at Diary of a Goldfish, and also find all the details about participation there. Thanks, Goldfish for being such a great organizer.

1 comment:

seahorse said...

She really is fantastic doing this. I wasn't blogging last year either, but read a lot of what was submitted and it kind of coincided with me starting to think more clearly for myself. Reading a lot of blogs since has really helped me get to grips with my condition, and the hang-ups and prejudices people have. I just looked up the ableism link. I wish we did use the term more widely here in the U.K.