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The Complexities of “Passing” as Nondisabled

“Passing privilege” is a term used to describe what people of minority identities experience when they appear as though they’re not part of that minority group. It means you may not experience the same oppression and problems as others who…
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We Cannot Neglect the Health Needs of Chronically Ill and Disabled People During the Pandemic

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. Please note this post only uses first names and some names have been changed…
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Sharing Disability Experiences Online Can Be Risky. It’s Time for That to End.

Content notes: bullying, harassment, threats of violence and harm For disabled people, sharing our experiences online can be a daunting prospect, but a vital one to make our experiences known. Many of us use social media to call out daily…
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Working and Studying at Home Shouldn’t Be Pandemic-Only Accommodations

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. As a disabled person with an autoimmune disorder, I of course find myself worried…
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Brexit is Already Blocking Access to Birth Control

Birth control is a vital medication for those with reproductive health issues, but for those in the United Kingdom (UK), Brexit may be putting their access to this and other medications manufactured outside the UK at risk. There are different…