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CARE Documentary Hits Home

Riane Eisler | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

With exquisite sensitivity, a new documentary called CARE deftly weaves the stories of two elderly women and two chronically disabled men with those of the four women paid to care for them. In spite of the geographic, racial, income, and ethnic diversity of the subjects, their struggles spring from a single source: the lack of value given to care.

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

Lisa Cox | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

When you think of women's health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It's hard to miss them, especially...

Black America is Hurting & Tired. White America, Do You Even Care?

Vilissa Thompson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Vilissa Thompson

I am tired. Black America is tired. We are at our boiling point in this country. The police violence that transpired within the last week set off...

Better movement for people with disabilities

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau In February 2016, the Sustainable Development Goal Network proposed an indicator for target 11.7 - public spaces accessible to...

Dancing In A Wheelchair

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.06.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Four years ago Chelsea Hill was paralyzed from the waist down after a drunk driver hit her vehicle. The accident left her in a wheelchair and struggling to come to terms with how people view her. But in the midst of this struggle, Chelsea has redefined her disability with dance.

The Families Who Can Not Leave The House With Their Own Children

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

I only had one of my children with me tonight for a simple trip to the store for bread. My pulse was racing, my eyes darting about and my body sweating... all before I had even got him out the car!

Queer Crip Confessional: Activist or Ableist -- How My Quest for the ‘Perfect Man’ Excluded Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

As a Disability Awareness Consultant and Founder of Deliciously Disabled Consulting, I spend the majority of my professional life building a career on...

The impact of stepping into your changemaker journey as a teen

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

All young people should have the chance to step into their changemaker journeys by self-identifying as changemakers, acting on it and sharing their changemaking with the world.

Deciding for Myself On Me Before You

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I felt like I was crossing the virtual picket lines when I went to see Me Before You. After seeing so many people with disabilities protesting the movie as an affront to our "community," I decided to see it for myself.

Why Does The Hate Continue Even After Orlando?

Haley Moss | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Haley Moss

Even in the wakes of diversity movements, and blatant discrimination against our country's most vulnerable minority groups that ends in tragedy like what happened in Orlando, there is still hate. There will always be hate.

Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Blahovec

A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite

The Wicked Granny

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Violeta Ayala

Rosemerry Guarita, taking off like a Super Girl, La Paz, May 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rosemerry Guarita lost her dentures during the first protests by p...

To The Child at the Awards Ceremomy Who Knows Their Name Will Never Be Called

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Ah, end of term. Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course the all important end of year award ceremony. Proud parents just as ex...

I Was Sidelined By Cancer. Now I'm On The Road To Rio

Jamie Whitmore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Jamie Whitmore

At 31 years old, I just found out I had cancer. How could I, a 2004 Xterra World Champion and super health nut, have cancer?!

The One Glaring Problem With 'Finding Dory'

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Finding Dory is all about celebrating differences, and differently abled people fish. Dory's short-term memory loss fuels the arc of the story. But two other characters are differently abled, too... and yet they're not given a voice.

Research Needed to Help Treat Children Affected by Zika

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

While our attention is rightly focused on vaccine development, mosquito control, and other measures to prevent the spread of Zika, it is also important that we in the public health community identify optimal approaches to treat and care for the generation of children exposed to the virus in the womb.

Girl Scouts Teach Lesson On Language

Eric Lipp | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Eric Lipp

A few weeks ago I was witness to real progress in our society. I learned a lesson about progress in how we have taught our kids about our differences. There is a large change in how people were viewed when I was young and how youth today view people.

Activist To Pope Francis: The Disabled Are More Than A Spectacle

Crux | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion

It's surely not Pope Francis' intended message, but sometimes he seems, inadvertently, to treat disabled persons as a spectacle with public kisses and...

In the Move to Robot Vehicles, the Enemy Is Us

Carl Nettleton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

Driving on today's roadways jammed with automobiles, it is easy to understand the challenges of integrating automated vehicles into the flow of traffi...

Living With A Disability: How To Face Everyday Challenges

Kyle Bryant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Disability presents many daily challenges. On the surface, some of these challenges may seem insignificant, so we avoid the situation and try to tell ourselves to focus on more important things.

Help people see past your disability

Brian R. King | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Brian R. King

What disability affects your life?

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Phoebe Holmes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Phoebe Holmes

There's a lot of talk of rape and sexual assault in my Facebook feed thanks to the fact that we still have to explain what rape and sexual assault is ...

Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities

Kim Samuel | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As a passionate advocate for improving the lives of people with disabilities, I'm always eager to learn how different countries approach the obligatio...

What '​Me Before You'​ Gets Wrong About Disability

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

The movie is fictional and represents one story (and not all people with disabilities), but clearly it shows that Hollywood needs to provide more representation for people who live with disabilities.

Could You Pass a Sobriety Test While Sober?

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Caroline Bell

It sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? If you aren't physically impaired in any way, then you probably haven't given that possibility a second though...