New blog by feminists with disabilities.
Laura // 14 October 2009
FWD/Forward (feminists with disabilities for a way forward) is a group blog written by a crew of (mostly US and Australian) feminists with disabilities who are interested in exploring the intersection between feminism and disability rights activism. Launched on October 6, the blog will include:
* A disability kindy (pre-101) series for people who are new to disability rights activism
* Disability 101 for kindy graduates
* A series of basic intersectionality posts specifically for feminists who are new to disability issues
* Consciousness-raising posts about identifying as a person with disabilities
* Discussions about how people without disabilities and feminists without disabilities in particular interact with people with disabilities
* Disability news quick-hits on ongoing disability issues in the news
* Link roundups featuring disability news and writing on disability issues from around the Internet
* Discussions about the language of disability rights activism, from differing terminology used internationally to the specific language used by individual groups which advocate for disability rights
* Posts about the disproportionate amount of sexual, physical, and social abuse targeted at women with disabilities
* Posts about people with invisible disabilities and mental illnesses and challenges unique to those groups
* Posts about the relationship between disability rights activism, social policy, and the law
* Discussions of how to be an ally to feminists with disabilities
* AND MORE!
The blog looks extremely comprehensive and well-organised and the latest post, which explains why disability is a feminist issue, might be a good place to start if you’re new to the subject.