Author Archives: Liz Henry

Story of a formal complaint process about riding the bus while disabled

A bad incident on the bus in June led me to file a formal complaint. I described the incident as it unfolded on Twitter, and then gathered the tweets about it here on Storify: Screaming wheelchair-hating SF MUNI bus driver. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Thoughts on UberAssist

Yesterday I found out that UberAssist was available in San Francisco. Since both my manual wheelchair (a Quickie Ti rigid frame) and my mobility scooter (a TravelScoot Jr.) can fold and fit easily into the trunk of any car, I … Continue reading

Posted in disability, politics, san francisco | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Informal register

I miss “real blogging” and was thinking that one reason I have been having blog-like posts and conversations on Facebook rather than here is that this blog feels more “formal”. I intended that from the beginning, but what if I … Continue reading

Posted in culture, publishing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Stuck at home with shingles

I came down with shingles a week and a half ago. It’s in a stripe around the left side of my torso. It’s been a weird adventure. The skin where the rash is burns and has allodynia (sensitivity to touching … Continue reading

Posted in disability | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trip to Whistler for Mozilla’s work week

Our work week hasn’t started yet, but since I got to Whistler early I have had lots of adventures. First the obligatory nostril-flaring over what it is like to travel with a wheelchair. As we started the trip to Vancouver … Continue reading

Posted in conferences, mozilla, planetmozilla, travel | Tagged | 4 Comments

Armor a mile thick today

This story starts out boring but bear with me, it gets funny and there is a punchline. So, there’s construction in my neighborhood on Misson as they dig up the street and repair some sections of sidewalk. Over by the … Continue reading

Posted in disability, san francisco | Tagged | 5 Comments

On a ramble in the city in the sun

Up betimes and to the office, where I had a lively time in various conference rooms and having lunch. Milo brought Minecraft and a book; we hung out talking about role playing games and science fiction with my co-worker Marc … Continue reading

Posted in activism, books, history, summer | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Accessibility at the beach in Tulum and Akumal

I just got back from a fabulous vacation in Quintana Roo. We stayed in Tulum, in a small, funky, beachfront hotel zone, and then in Akumal. There is a lot to say about the trip but first of all, here … Continue reading

Posted in disability, travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

And in undercurrents, violence against women

Some of the things I read today. Sometimes you look at the news and, damn. Famous dude doxxes some trolls * Former MLB pitcher, 38 Studios founder doxes his daughter’s online abusers * Curt S.’s blog post about it all … Continue reading

Posted in activism, feminism | 1 Comment

A useful Bugzilla trick

At the beginning of February I changed teams within Mozilla and am now working as a release manager. It follows naturally from a lot of the work I’ve already been doing at Mozilla and I’m excited to join the team … Continue reading

Posted in mozilla, planetmozilla, work | Tagged , | Leave a comment