Sunday, April 27, 2008

Calling you: Blog against ableism/disablism!

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2008
On May 1, Goldfish will host the 3rd Blogging Against Disablism Day. (You can check out the last two B.A.D.D.s from the links in my sidebar.) This is a day of coming together to write about discrimination against persons with disabilities, also known as ableism or disablism. Last year more than 170 people wrote on a range of topics covering personal experiences, societal experiences, education, health, children, intersections with racism and sexism and more.

I really encourage YOU to share your thoughts and experiences. If you have a blog, read the details and sign up over at Diary of a Goldfish. If you don't have a blog, I'd be happy to post your writing here - just send me an email (address in my profile). This is a time for solidarity and support of one another. I especially encourage parents and allies to contribute. You don't have to have a disability to be opposed to discrimination against people with disabilities. All are welcome.

A note on language - there is a whole assortment of language about disability - handicapped, disabled, disability, etc. etc. May 1 is a day of language amnesty, write in the way that works for you. Goldfish has put together a language guide for reference.

Hope to see you May 1!

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