Additions to Our Philosophy on Community, Care, Love, Disability Justice, Interdependence, and Belonging

Our Philosophy page lists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps… More acquired phrases that we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. We added phrases on Community, Care,Continue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Community, Care, Love, Disability Justice, Interdependence, and Belonging”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Trauma, Hyper-punitive Cultures, Moving Carefully, Building With, Community, Health, and Writing

We steer by the collected phrases on our Philosophy page. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. Here are the most recent additions to our philosophy. We accompanied them with a design refresh, breaking out the sections of the philosophy more clearly. Check out the new look over on the PhilosophyContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Trauma, Hyper-punitive Cultures, Moving Carefully, Building With, Community, Health, and Writing”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Bodyminds, Asking for Help, Community, and Shame

We updated our philosophy page with additions on bodymindsBodymind: A term used to challenge the idea the body and mind are experienced separately (Descartes). Written in various ways, Bodymind or Body-mind, this usage foregrounds the understanding that experiences… More, asking for help, community, and shameShame, she points out, is not the same as guilt. GuiltContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Bodyminds, Asking for Help, Community, and Shame”

FAQ: What does our umbrella logo mean?

It started with my electric wheelchair. The accessory kit for the wheelchair included an umbrella holder. I like shade. I spend a lot of time outside in my chair, and an umbrella is very helpful to sensory regulation. When shopping for an umbrella to go with the chair, I came upon this rainbow one andContinue reading “FAQ: What does our umbrella logo mean?”

Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project

Students and teachers are human beings. Schools must bring this to light. The HUMAN RESTORATION PROJECT supports progressive educators in building systematic change within schools. By providing free resources, professional development, and materials, we can form a coalition of like-minded educators who can revolutionize the education system from the ground up. This work doesn’t provideContinue reading “Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project”

Identity Politics: A Healthy Love for Ourselves, Our Communities, and All People

We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us. Our politics evolve from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters and our community which allows us to continue our struggle and work. This focusing upon our own oppression is embodied in the concept of identityContinue reading “Identity Politics: A Healthy Love for Ourselves, Our Communities, and All People”

Politically and Culturally-engaged Collaborators, Not Just Users and Testers

Clinical, charitable, and institutional channels serve to weed out isolated, multiply marginalized, independent activists, scholars, and artists—those who may be suspicious of large-scale, centralized approaches to advocacy and the ways they tend to concentrate power. By relying primarily on charities as recruitment channels, Unilever effectively ensured that politically and culturally engaged disabledThe label “disabled” meansContinue reading “Politically and Culturally-engaged Collaborators, Not Just Users and Testers”

Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk: Punk Rock, the Social Model of Disability, and the Dream of the Accepting Community

Everything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front. Source: Punk subculture – Wikipedia The lyrics referred to the way many people viewed fans of punk rock (who often endured stares, slurs and assaults at the time), but they could just have easily been about people diagnosed with mental illnesses, who are frequently lookedContinue reading “Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk: Punk Rock, the Social Model of Disability, and the Dream of the Accepting Community”

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