Archive for “disability culture”

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Mark O’Brien’s Sessions

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Anthony


I’m puzzled by the new disability movie, “The Sessions.” The movie gives me way too many things to think about—just like life. I’m gratified that a movie about disability gives me so much to ponder.

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Feature by Feature: Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels, Sat Oct 13

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Anthony

Chuck Close self portrait, 1977 print
Feature by Feature
Chuck Close, Prosopagnosia, and Pixels

Lecture by Amanda Cachia
with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Anthony Tusler

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Megan O’Neil & Disability Economic Development on TODS podcast

Posted August 7th, 2012 by Anthony

Megan O’Neil, disability and economic development expert is this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast. She is a Hearne Award Honoree and was the Access to Assets Project Coordinator at the World Institute on Disability. Megan discusses the ins and outs of disability policy advocacy in this important interview. Her perspectives on the nature of […]

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Curator Amanda Cachia

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Anthony

Amanda Cachia photo
There’s something going on in the disability art world. Without me noticing until lately, a new level of professionalism and depth of understanding of the representation of disability by disabled artists has emerged. Foremost is the curatorial knowledge and skills of this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast, Amanda Cachia.

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Handicappers? Handicapable? No! Capihands!

Posted May 4th, 2012 by Anthony

I was reminded again the other day about the etymology of handicapped. Last night I threw together a quick pasta sauce to put over Costco raviolis. Our neighbor has been kind enough to loan use freezer space for small, plastic bags of mooshed-up tomatoes from last summer. The defrosted tomatoes with a little added fresh […]

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Telling Our Disability Stories with Stella Young

Posted May 1st, 2012 by Anthony

Stella Young portraitTelling Our Disability Stories is proud to present Australia’s own Stella Young, editor of Australia Broadcast Corporation’s Ramp Up. Hear it now iTunes

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Rahnee Patrick on Telling Our Disability Stories

Posted March 27th, 2012 by Anthony

Logo for Telling Our Disability Stories
Hear it now MP3 or iTunes!
Rahnee talks about today’s Independent Living Movement and independent living centers. Where are they and where are they going?

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Sandie Yi’s Radical Vision of Beauty, Saturday 11 am, de Young Museum, March 31

Posted March 7th, 2012 by Anthony

Close up of Sandie Yi and her gloves
Sandie Yi will illustrate and discuss Crip Couture, her collection of disability fashion, at the de Young Museum Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival, 11–noon, Saturday March 31, 2012 in conjunction with the exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”

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Year end wrap up: Wild Man Fischer, the Godfather of Outsider Music Dies

Posted December 18th, 2011 by Anthony

Disabled Hit ParadeThe first outsider artist I remember was Wild Man Fischer. I heard his recording, “Songs for Sale,” on one of the great Warner Bros/Reprise sampler double LPs, “The 1969 Warner/Rerpise Songbook.”

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Robert David Hall, CSI, has new CD of his songs and music

Posted December 14th, 2011 by Anthony

Most of us know Robert David Hall as the crutch-using coroner on CSI. He’s now joined the rare ranks of disabled singers and songwriters who write and record music about disability. At least, that’s how I’m going to categorize his CD in my Disability: Songs, Singers, & Songwriters database.

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