May 6, 2009

Blogging Disability

May 1 was Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009, and nearly 200 people contributed posts that have been rounded up at Diary of a Goldfish. The entries deal with a number of topics of concern to women with disabilities and disability rights advocates, including employment, education, parenting, health care, and sex.

Some of women-specific posts include:

A few of the blogs by and for women on disability:

There’s also a disability blog carnival.

For more on this topic, please see our list of recommended resources on disability, chronic illness and chronic pain. Please feel free to suggestion additional blogs and resources in the comments as well!


2 Responses to “Blogging Disability”

  1. Mrs Spock Says:

    Even though this doesn’t apply to Miss Waxie’s case, I will say that I know quite a few infertility bloggers who wished their physician had mentioned to them the effects treatment would have on their future fertility, including several folks who had childhood cancer. I know, even with all my chronic pain syndromes, at one point I never thought I’d want children- and that changed significantly the older I became. And now, of course, the worse my pain gets, the less open I become to going off my pain meds to increase my family size. Parenthood is something that many people have a desire to experience, and whether that means spending more time learning about adoption- because not all of us can realistically go without our needed treatments- and understanding what negative effects treatments could have on our fertility, and what we could do about them, merits knowing.

  2. Miss Waxie Says:

    Thanks for listening me among your links. Until recently, I never really realized how much red-tape I wade through simply based on my sex organs.

    I thought you might be interested in my latest comic: women’s issues, medicine, and surgery collide when failing to produce enough urine for a pregnancy test nearly prevents me from getting a sedative for my eye surgery – http://acomiclifeindeed.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/that-time-i-failed-my-pregnancy-test/

    - Miss Waxie

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