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

Government funding for disability assistance programs necessary

Originally published in The Daily Iowan Sometimes, policies and ideologies look good on paper or in your mind, but don’t translate well into real life. Like, for example, small government, or less government spending on health care. Because of my disability, there are many daily activities that I cannot accomplish independently. This means that I’ve… Continue reading Government funding for disability assistance programs necessary