Category Archives: visible disability

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Last month, I participated in a panel on the topic of The Changing Face of Fandom at a local science fiction convention. The panel was very interesting in terms of having a reasonably good cross-representation of panelists. At one point, … Continue reading

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I Feel for Ya, Sista!

I spend a great deal of time in this blog talking about how NOT to approach me about my disability. Every now and again, I will get the exact opposite reaction. Even more rarely, I will get both in the … Continue reading

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So This One Night in Bangkok…

Goodness knows I’ve had some…interesting…responses to my disability. I’ve been thrown off an airplane, mocked by a middle-aged transvestite, and had an entire ER rig called out on my behalf. Today,  however, may have been the first instance of Serious … Continue reading

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Pretty Pretty Princess Redeux – SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3.19 OF GLEE (PROM-ASAURUS)

I’m beginning to think I can just do a weekly Glee rant for this blog. Because, once again, it fails miserably at disability issues. If you recall, I had already predicted that Quinn would walk again, because the pretty popular … Continue reading

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Pretty Pretty Princess – SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3.15 (BIG BROTHER) OF GLEE

Once again, I am side-eyeing Glee for it’s abysmal portrayal of visible disabilities. In this corner, we have Quinn. She came back from her teen pregnancy ready to finish out her senior year in style as captain of the cheerleaders, … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Anime Hair

Several years ago, I had a job where, right in the HR manual, it said “no unnatural hair color.” Which seemed odd to me, as I never went to any of the trade shows or came in contact with any … Continue reading

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Here, Let Me Help You Get That Log Out of Your Eye

It never fails to astonish me when people whom themselves get judged on their outward appearance judge me. To wit: Case the First: A cross-dressing, middle-aged man who thought my skin condition was so amusing that he had to titter … Continue reading

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