Dating and Disability: Navigating Life Together in an Unaccommodating World

When I was picking out my first cane almost two years ago, my partner did all the right things—she showed up and listened to me. She helped me work through some of the internalized ableism I had about using a…
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Disabled People Have the Right to Live Happily Ever After

“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.” – Chief Justice Earl Warren, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967) While…
Image of a person with a disability in bed with partner

Dating with a disability: advice for people with disabilities entering the world of romance

Almost everyone knows the feeling of uncertainty, fear, and excitement triggered by the chance to spend time or go on a date with someone you are interested in. The heart-pounding when you see your crush walk by, pre-date jitters when…
Cover of Marbles, by Ellen Forney

Looking for an intensely-personal, brilliant, and insightful graphic novel about mental illness?

Looking for a book that will make you cry one page and laugh the next? Easy to read yet highly thought-provoking? Includes musings on serious topics while slightly scandalizing you with TMI (yet relevant) information about the author’s sex life?…
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Performer shares perspective on disability and sexuality at Women of the World Poetry Slam

Kelsey Warren is asked many weird and random questions from strangers. In the video below, she uses spoken word poetry to respond to these questions and describe the misconception that people with disabilities cannot have sex, as well as her…
white haired woman in wheelchair in nursing home

Informed consent, sex and dementia on trial in Iowa rape case

An Iowa jury ruled April 22 that a man is not guilty of raping his wife, who at the time of the alleged sexual act, was arguably unable to consent due to her Alzheimers. The case, believed to be the…
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The Jubilee Project raises questions about the meaning of “unconditional love”

The Jubilee Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization that, according to their website, “exists to tell stories that inspire change.” Creating Public Service Announcements, short films, and documentaries, the Jubilee Project raises awareness for various causes, fund-raises in case…
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Let’s talk about sex (+ disabilities)

The embedded links and the video below contain mature language and discussion of mature ideas.  Vlogger Laci Green teamed up with her friend Olivia in a recent video entitled “Sex with Disabilities?” to discuss dating, language, stereotypes, sex, and the…

Anti-Rape Protests in India Spark Discussion

The video for this lesson contains time sensitive information. Developments in the project discussed in the video which occurred after the release date are not covered in the video or this curriculum. See “Follow-Up Assignments” below for a way of…