Tag Archives: ableism

Writing a Book: Ending Chronic Illness

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No matter how much Western medical science progresses, chronic illness and pain persist. I am currently writing about how to bring an end to chronic illness and pain. I critically review the thousands of years of Western medical history that established a connection between femininity, intractability, and lifelong illness and pain. Based on the knowledge,…

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Presentation: “Femininity by Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness”

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In my capacity as Visiting Scholar of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, I presented my work-in-progress on Fri. January 13, 2017, a packed room of scholars and professors. My work, “Femininity By Any Other Name: Hysteria, Witchcraft, and Chronic Illness,” gave a brief overview of the over-three-thousand-year history of pathologizing…

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Hired as Instructor at CCSF

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In July 2015, I was accepted into the part time instructor pool in Interdisciplinary Studies – Diversity and Social Justice at City College of San Francisco. Next summer I may be teaching their classes on sexism and ableism. I’ve been having a great time preparing by attending CCSF Diversity and Social Justice courses. So far I’ve…

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Ed Roberts piece on FoundSF

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Read my piece on Ed Roberts over at FoundSF! The vegetables of the world are uniting and we’re not going away! I decided to be an artichoke, prickly on the outside but with a big heart!  -Ed Roberts This semester, I had the privilege of taking Radical History of San Francisco with San Francisco historian Chris…

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UCSF ad with the wording "Several years ago, Ron Pettway used a wheelchair. Now he's up and running. UCSF was the first to use bone marrow transplants to treat severe neuromuscular disorders."

UCSF Changes Ad Wording to Respect People with Disabilities

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As a disability rights activist, one of the projects I’ve been developing deals with the language of disability. Inspired by the media watchdog arm of GLAAD, I have been developing a plan to contact journalists who used inappropriate language to describe individuals of varying abilities, offering information on appropriate terminology and asking journalists to change inappropriate…

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