thechanelmuse

lati-negros:

thoughts? we know LatiNegrxs are already there already in solidarity in various ways beyond press releases and statements. as @rustbeltrebel said, the only presidential candidate (or even elected) to go to Ferguson, Rosa Clemente. and Rosa is an AfraBoricua.

disabilityhistory
disabilityhistory:

clementinemorrigan:

livingnotexistingblog:

if alcohol use is visually signified with a beer can or liquor bottle in hand, then how is sobriety signified?  how is not drinking pictured?  if a joint or a blunt in hand signifies marijuana use, then how is abstinence represented?  is sobriety only imagined as “without” or “lacking”?  can sobriety only be understood as the absence of the beer can, the liquor bottle, the joint or the blunt?
what does sobriety look like to you?  how are sobriety and abstinence represented?  how do you imagine not drinking or not using?  PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS by responding to this post or reblogging. KAYTHANKSYO

in the context of intoxication culture i believe that sobriety is signified by lack or absence: what is not there.
within sobriety / recovery culture i think sobriety is signified differently, by what IS there. i’m thinking of a group of sober friends talking, sharing space, laughing. i’m thinking of that shared glance of understanding that happens between sober people when alcohol and drug use is once again established as the norm.

image description (above): five arms clinking glasses that appear to be holding wine.

disabilityhistory:

clementinemorrigan:

livingnotexistingblog:

if alcohol use is visually signified with a beer can or liquor bottle in hand, then how is sobriety signified?  how is not drinking pictured?  if a joint or a blunt in hand signifies marijuana use, then how is abstinence represented?  is sobriety only imagined as “without” or “lacking”?  can sobriety only be understood as the absence of the beer can, the liquor bottle, the joint or the blunt?

what does sobriety look like to you?  how are sobriety and abstinence represented?  how do you imagine not drinking or not using?  PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS by responding to this post or reblogging. KAYTHANKSYO

in the context of intoxication culture i believe that sobriety is signified by lack or absence: what is not there.

within sobriety / recovery culture i think sobriety is signified differently, by what IS there. i’m thinking of a group of sober friends talking, sharing space, laughing. i’m thinking of that shared glance of understanding that happens between sober people when alcohol and drug use is once again established as the norm.

image description (above): five arms clinking glasses that appear to be holding wine.

disabilityhistory

While sex can be perceived as a fundamental human experience, helping someone get laid as a means to assuage collective guilt from the mainstream and “allow” disabled people to believe that they’ve achieved social equality is (no pun intended) fucking ridiculous.

By fixating on sexual experience as the Holy Grail of basic humanity, the able community lazily sweeps ableism under the rug to avoid critiquing their own privilege.

mccooze

On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’

There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.

mccooze
One of the biggest mistakes people make around accessibility is by starting only with access. I think access is a tool, a practice, an intervention for justice, but that access has to happen inside of a political container and that political container is disability justice; it has to happen for the sake of something. Access has to be done in service of something. What I mean is that access for the sake of access is not necessarily libratory, but access for the sake of connection, breaking isolation, love, justice and liberation is libratory.