Changelog: Updated and New on Stimpunks.org for Calendar Week 1, January 2023

We continuously update our site with the latest research and communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… writing. This week: 2 new blog posts. 6 updated pages. 17 updated glossary entries. 9Continue reading “Changelog: Updated and New on Stimpunks.org for Calendar Week 1, January 2023”

What the Mods Mean for Disability Representation in Star Wars

This video essay from Questing Refuge on disability representation and radical visibility in Star Wars is excellent and appreciated. In this video, I hope to highlight why aesthetic choices like we see with The Mods can make a lot of sense by exploring groups in real lifeCompassion Isn’t CoddlingPeople often mistake compassion for “being nice,”Continue reading “What the Mods Mean for Disability Representation in Star Wars”

Reframe Disability and Difference with Stimpunks

ReframeWhen we successfully reframe public discourse, we change the way the public sees the world. We change what counts as common sense. Because language activates frames, new language is required… these states of being that have been labelled deficiencies or pathologies as human differencesOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes usContinue reading “Reframe Disability and Difference with Stimpunks”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Disability Justice, Dignity, Anti-racism, and Moral Obligation

We added quotes on disability justiceDisability justice (and disability itself) has the potential to fundamentally transform everything we think about quality of life, purpose, work, relationships, belonging.Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century…, dignity, anti-racism, and moral obligation to our Mission and Philosophy page. Disability justice (and disability itself) has the potential toContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Disability Justice, Dignity, Anti-racism, and Moral Obligation”

September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at Stimpunks. We made progress on setting up the foundation and the philanthropic LLC. We got a new logo. We helped launch Josephmooon’s website and their rock album about autistic life. And we did the usual blogging, readingThere are three types of reading: eye reading, ear reading, and finger reading.The Dyslexia EmpowermentContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

Defining Ableism

Excerpted below are quotes from communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… writing and scholarly studies on the definition, history, and forms of ableismable·ism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ nounA system of assigning value to people’sContinue reading “Defining Ableism”

The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good”

Our own Ronan released an album. Ronan is lyricist for Josephmooon. You can read the story of their distributed collaboration on their blog: josephmooon explained more backstory “How to write a song” Mooonmemories These songs resonate with my autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If youContinue reading “The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good””

Disability Dongles: Designing for the Individual, Not the Collective

“I feel like solutions to inaccessibility are often rooted in whiteness, because anyone who doesn’t think about it would think it’s cool but the reality is that they’ve created accessibility for the individual, not the collective and reinforces the class hierarchyThe belief in the existence and relevance of social hierarchies must be suspended.The Beauty ofContinue reading Disability Dongles: Designing for the Individual, Not the Collective”

Rejecting the Good Cripple Mythos: This is why we need cripple punk.

The post attracted a flood of hate mail, saying that disability isn’t something to be proud of, that disabled people shouldn’t smoke, or that a movement that “leaves out healthy people” isn’t punkEverything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front.Punk subculture – Wikipedia The First Rule of Punk: Be YourselfContinue reading “Rejecting the Good Cripple Mythos: This is why we need cripple punk.”

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

Clinical, charitable, and institutional channels serve to weed out isolated, multiply marginalizedFor me this space of radical openness is a margin a profound edge. Locating oneself there is difficult yet necessary. It is not a “safe” place. One is always at…, independent activists, scholars, and artists—those who may be suspicious of large-scale, centralized approaches toContinue reading “Politically and Culturally-engaged Collaborators, Not Just Users and Testers”