Helen

A row of books on a shelf, all on the topic of disability

Disability on the page

Helen loves reading and disability activism, and enjoys reading about other people’s experiences of disability. Today she takes us on a quick tour of her bookshelves: The War on Disabled People by Ellen Clifford offers a comprehensive look at the last ten years and how disabled people have been attacked from various angles.  Whether it’s …

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Meet: Marilyn

In this post Helen talks to Marilyn to find out a bit more about her as well as York Human Rights City Network. Marilyn is a member of the Forum Steering Group and brings so much energy and drive to the Forum—her passion is one of the key reasons we’ve come so far. We think …

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What is ableism and why does it matter?

What is ableism? “In its most boiled-down, squished together, simplified form, ableism is the process of favoring, fetishizing, and building the world around a mostly imagined, idealized body while discriminating against those bodies perceived to move, see, hear, process, operate, look, or need differently from that vision.” Rebekah Taussig, Sitting Pretty I really like Rebekah’s …

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