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CVS’s New Opioid Policy Does Nothing to Solve Addiction While Negatively Impacting Pain Patients

Friday, October 13, 2017On September 21st, CVS Pharmacy announced a significant change in their policy regarding prescription opioid painkillers. According to CVS, “this program will include limiting to seven days the supply of opioids dispensed for certain acute prescriptions for patients who

Caring for My Mental Health Through the Beautifully Complex Intersections of My Existence

Tuesday, October 10, 2017“If you get an emotional support dog, you’ll just be taking away from people who really need help,” said my dad to me over the phone because he couldn’t understand why his child was so successful but complaining about be…

Customized Education Models May Hold the Key to Student Success

Friday, October 6, 2017In the first half of the 1970s, nearly 30 regional court cases regarding issues of educational inclusion culminated in a new federal law, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, known today as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (…

Why Involving Disabled People in Disaster Planning Saves Lives

Monday, October 2, 2017During Hurricane Harvey in August, a striking image went viral: Nursing home residents sitting in waist deep floodwaters, surrounded by floating debris, an angry cat in the background. The Harvey flooding victims (and the cat) were rescued, but scarcely

We Need to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Wednesday, September 27, 2017Trigger warning: this post discusses mental illness and suicide. “How come when people have mental damage, it’s always an active imagination? How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain?” – 

How the Film “Wonder” is Commercializing Facial Difference

Wednesday, September 20, 2017As a writer and activist, there’s no feeling quite like finding out a professor at a well known university used my work in their class to start a discussion about disfigurement and equality for individuals living with physical differences. I

Engaging in Politics as a Disabled Person: an Interview with Carrie Ann Lucas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Photo Credit: Nicole Montoya
Across the country, people are energized and politically engaged in response to the current political climate. Before you know it, midterm elections will take place next year across the United States. During these elections, it’s important

Disabled People Have the Right to Live Happily Ever After

Wednesday, September 6, 2017“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.” – Chief Justice Earl Warren, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967) While…

Ensuring Disabled People Return to Community Living After Natural Disasters

Friday, September 1, 2017As Texans continue to experience the fallout of flooding of historical proportions from Hurricane Harvey, safety is paramount, especially for disabled people, who are particularly vulnerable during natural disasters. The United Nations recognizes this vulnerability in Article 11 of the…

Activist Spotlight: Annie Segarra – YouTuber, Artist, Activist

Wednesday, August 30, 2017For Annie Segarra, also known on YouTube as Annie Elainey, accessibility is everything. Annie’s “The Future Is Accessible” shirts, which come in several colors, act as a call for visibility and intersectionality, and to prioritize accessibility. The shirts…

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