DeVos Confirmation a Step Back for Those with Disabilities

Originally published in The Daily Iowan I attended public schools in the Johnston School District in my hometown of Johnston, Iowa, which is the home of ChildServe, an organization that provides many services for people with disabilities up to the age of 21. As someone with a disability myself, I used services from ChildServe when… Continue reading DeVos Confirmation a Step Back for Those with Disabilities

How the Disability Community and its Allies Can Keep Fighting

Today I came across this thread of brilliant tweets from @Imani_Barbarin, who is known as Crutches&Spice on Twitter. Sick of hearing people ask how DT teasing a disabled person didn’t end things. I have alternative questions for variety’s sake. THREAD>>> 2. Why is it when media reports the killing of a disabled person the story… Continue reading How the Disability Community and its Allies Can Keep Fighting

Originally published in The Daily Iowan. This past May, I worked on an investigative story that was published through IowaWatch and then the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette, among many other Iowa newspapers. This story was about how of all Iowa schools that were reviewed by the Department of Education since 2010, only… Continue reading