Editor’s note: The last twelve months (and counting) of living during a global pandemic has had an affect on us Spoonies, so I thought I would do a six-week series, asking some of our contributing authors the same questions about how they are managing spoons, one year later. This week’s featured author: Christina Robins SpAN … Continue reading
Tag Archives: neurodiversity
Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices, but does it really?
Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices but when presented with them, they either tone them down to be more acceptable to the neurotypicals, or they make them so ridiculous and centre the neurotypicals, or worse, when speaking of POC, they center whiteness. I am very proud of a novel I wrote, which I have … Continue reading
Internalized Ableism: A New SpAN Series
I am delighted to announce that we’ll have a new series starting on February 9, 2020 called internalized abelism. Several of our past contributors (and some new ones) will share with us how they’ve wrestled with their own ableism—which they might have also used against themselves—and how these attitudes have affected their lives. It’s really … Continue reading
Calling all Spoonies for the Spoonie Authors Podcast!
Are you a Spoonie? Do you write? Then the Spoonie Authors Podcast wants YOU! The Spoonie Authors Podcast is dedicated to promoting disabled authors and educating the public about disability issues inside and outside of publishing. Each episode will feature an interview with a different author. If you are an author who is disabled, Deaf, … Continue reading
Nothing Without Us own-voice anthology is on Kickstarter!
For the entire month of April 2019, the Nothing Without Us anthology is live on Kickstarter. At the time of this post, we raised 32% towards our goal, but we have a stretch goal of $6500 that we’d love to reach. This would result in a print book with illustrations, an eBook, and an audio … Continue reading
Spoon Stealers, Week 2: We will steal your spoons. First, fill out this consent form.
For far too many disabled people, finding services—let alone accessing them—is a difficult-to-impossible task. When one does find them, then attending appointments, going for tests, and so on, sucks up even more spoons. In almost every case, we have to sign forms giving the provider permission to steal our spoons in whatever way. ODSP wants … Continue reading