What we'll do

One thing that was starting to dawn on me: we would see a wave of women speaking up, more than ever, which would change things in ways we couldn’t predict. The heartfelt stories suddenly popping up on “Pantsuit Nation” felt like early blogging days over again but expanded further out to a new group. Stories … Continue reading “What we'll do”

Shorter posts with more worklogs and book reviews

While I love to go on at length and be thorough sometimes it’s been stopping me from recording interesting stuff lately. I’ll be at a conference and take great notes, which years ago I would have posted unedited. Now I tend to procrastinate posting about something “until I can do justice to it” which often … Continue reading “Shorter posts with more worklogs and book reviews”

Italian Wikipedia protests censorship law

The Italian Wikipedia just blacked out its site in protest of a proposed law that would function to censor the Internet — mostly targeted at bloggers and online journalists. A group called Populo Viola are protesting in Rome. Hurray, Purple People! The Italian government attempted to pass similar blog-censorship laws in 2007 and 2008. As … Continue reading “Italian Wikipedia protests censorship law”

BlogHer Community Keynote – Geeky!

Here’s my post for the BlogHer ’10 Community Keynote. I’m still backstage listening to the other great readings! What a rush to read for over 2000 amazing, writerly, geeky women! I’m all like OMG Double Rainbow It’s So Intense! What Is Geek? Today I was washing the flowered handkerchiefs my sister made me . When … Continue reading “BlogHer Community Keynote – Geeky!”

Disability Blog Carnival #59: Disability and Work

The theme for the Disability Blog Carnival #59 is Work and Disability. It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Thank you to Penny from the Disability Studies Blog for co-ordinating the Disability Blog Carnival through 60 issues! Thank you all for your contributions! All through October, they buoyed me up and gave me food for thought. … Continue reading “Disability Blog Carnival #59: Disability and Work”

A decent airline experience for once

Flying while disabled often tries my patience. Today’s experience on Delta was actually decent. I’m so surprised. Though I missed my flight the ticket agents got me on another one a few hours later. The guy in the pink tie was especially nice. At the gate, no one hassled me, but one of the agents … Continue reading “A decent airline experience for once”

Disability Blog Carnival #59: Disability and Work

I read the other day on Disability Studies blog that they were thinking of ending the Disability Blog Carnival. I’d like to see it keep going! So I offered to host this month’s edition, on Work, in honor of October being Disability Employment Awareness Month in the United States. And, as I went looking for … Continue reading “Disability Blog Carnival #59: Disability and Work”

Changing ableist, racist, and sexist language habits

I really appreciate efforts in the blogosphere to change people’s habits of speech. Language is important and changes all the time for various reasons. Discouraging casual and thoughtless ableist, racist, misogynist habits of thought seems like a good reason to work to change the way people use language. Meloukhia’s Open Letter to Feministing asking for … Continue reading “Changing ableist, racist, and sexist language habits”

Geek Lab at BlogHer 09: Hold my hand please!

Can’t wait for BlogHer! I’ll Be Geeking Out Mostly I’ll be in the Geek Lab area, so look for me there and say hi! Lately I’m having a little trouble with mobility even in my ultralight wheelchair, so I will be asking people for a push or a holding-hands tow, whenever I can! If you … Continue reading “Geek Lab at BlogHer 09: Hold my hand please!”