Wendell & Wild: An Indictment of the School-to-Prison Pipeline with a Banging Black Punk Soundtrack

“Wendell & Wild” has a Black punkEverything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front.Punk subculture – Wikipedia The First Rule of Punk: Be Yourself Our Second Rule of Punk: Reframe The… soundtrack, a Black girl protagonist with a transgender friend, a critique of the school-to-prison pipeline, and Key & Peele.Continue reading “Wendell & Wild: An Indictment of the School-to-Prison Pipeline with a Banging Black Punk Soundtrack”

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”

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”