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Lack of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana Can Leave Some Users Behind

As a disabled New Yorker that relies on medical marijuana for pain control, I was so happy to hear that Gov. Cuomo recently signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana. It would also crucially allow some…
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Here’s Why the Government Absolutely Should Not Monitor the Social Media of Disabled People

The New York Times recently published an article about a proposal that would allow government administrators to use evidence taken from social media to deny or revoke disability benefits from applicants. As someone who worked as a Social Security Disability…
Selma Blair at the 2019 Oscars. She is glamorously dressed in a white, pink & white striped gown and holds a black cane.

What the Media Got Wrong About Selma Blair

If you follow pop culture at all, you’ve probably seen recent coverage about Selma Blair, an actress diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who attended the Oscars with her cane. While Blair has said some important things, much of the media…
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Sex Work is a Disability Issue. So Why Doesn’t the Disability Community Recognize That?

Sex workers face enormous risks of violence both from the police and from clients, and they are about to face more.
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How Can I Feel Proud When LGBTQIA+ Pride Events Exclude Me?

It’s June, which means it’s Pride season! My queer little heart will always get excited about this time of year, but it’s also painful. It’s been a long time since I have participated in a Pride celebration. I’ve identified as…
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#DeleteFacebook? It’s Not that Simple for Disabled People

Facebook has been in the news lately as details have come out about privacy breaches. An organization called Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting and using personal data from Facebook to direct political messages to specific users. Rightfully outraged by…
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Proposed Changes to Nutritional Assistance Programs Will Disproportionately Affect Disabled People

I am disabled and though I am not currently on food stamps, there have been times in my life when I have relied on them. Food stamps have been in the news again lately as the current administration has proposed