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Activist Spotlight: Lillie Lainoff – Writer

Thursday, May 17, 2018Lillie Lainoff always wanted to be a writer. When she came home from her first day of kindergarten with her first short story—two sentences about a girl with a pet goldfish—she announced that this was what she wanted to do

#BoycottToSiri Highlights Why Non-Autistic People Must Stop Speaking Over the Autistic Community

Monday, December 18, 2017The experience of being an autistic person isn’t universal, but there is one thing that we’ve all experienced—non-autistic (or “allistic”) people speaking over us. A recent example of this is To Siri With Love, a memoir by Judith Newman

Dear Meryl Streep: We Don’t Want Pity, We Want Progress

Thursday, January 12, 2017I didn’t watch the Golden Globes, but saw Meryl Streep’s speech the next day. As she blatantly called out the president-elect on his bullying of Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter, I wondered why that specific incident “sank its hooks in…

Letter from the new Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog

Wednesday, October 12, 2016The writing that flows from the disability community has long been a well from which I’ve drawn strength and power. When I speak out, the words of other disabled writers remind me I am not alone. And when my voice…

Hulu reaches closed captioning settlement

Friday, September 23, 2016One of the nation’s largest subscription video on-demand services will soon make all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hulu announced the agreement September 6 with the National