Patient Name: Rebecca
Cara and Rebecca invite you to challenge some of what you think you know about disability, and the cultural messages we get about what a Disabled Person is. They discuss self advocacy, Rebecca's work toward better accessible transit options for Philadelphia and plans for a queer disability justice project, diversity of disability, and some of the social and economic issues that face the chronically ill and people with disabilities. At the end they talk about what they worry about, SSDI, and Imposter Syndrome.
More info on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
More info on POTS and dysautonomia
What is Ableism?
What is the Social Model of Disability?
Stella Young’s Tedx talk about Inspiration Porn and the Social Model of Disability
ADAPT: “A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.”
Chronology of National ADAPT Actions
The Americans With Disabilities Act
Accessing the Future: "A disability-themed speculative fiction anthology”
Autonomous Press: “An independent press cooperatively owned by disabled workers, seeking to revolutionize academic access.”
Criptiques: “A collection of essays by disabled authors examining the often overlooked, provocative sides of disability,”