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Access Culture Tumblr Blog

Interested in more Access Culture writings, art, & non-linear expression? Check out my Tumblr page: llyubov.tumblr.com. Please also donate to my survival work if you can via the virtual tip jar here on the very front page–or via the Tumblr … Continue reading

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A Statement in Honor of Bed Revolutionaries: Posted for May Day/International Worker’s Day, 2014

Love to the bed revolutionaries today. To people whose communication and connection go unnoticed or dismissed— To people who do not have access to academic terms—To people who have to use the words or gestures to get by, but it’s … Continue reading

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Problems With High Functioning/Low Functioning Labels: In Honor of Autism Acceptance Month.

#AutismAcceptanceMonth High Functioning/Low Functioning labels serve no purpose but to incorrectly categorize people based on assumptions and stereotypes of “functionality.” “High Functioning” to me is not a compliment. It means that people are making incorrect assumptions about my abilities, strengths … Continue reading

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Autism is Not a Disease—A Poem

Autism is not a disease Fill you with dis-ease our real, bodies aching like yours no longer an “other” can’t turn your back when we’re your friends, your family, your lover. Autism is me Rejecting years of shame Piled on … Continue reading

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Disability & the Constant Threat of Isolation–Community Accountability–How you may Knowingly & Unknowlingly be Contributing to the Exclusion & Isolation of Disabled People.

   –As Disabled and Chronically Ill people, we experience extreme social isolation.  If we are not isolated in prisons or institutions, we are isolated in our own homes.  Having a Disability means knowing the threat or reality of complete isolation … Continue reading

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How to Survive Heartbreak

Let the sea salt of your tears wash over you like holy wateryour body cries out in pain of the memory of sacred lover’s embraceLet your own hands replace theirs, and they will create new images with paint-brush fingers on … Continue reading

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“When I’m not there I’m still Here: Redefining ‘Contribution’ and ‘Value.’ “

I’m Chronically Ill and Disabled.  I’m an Activist.  I’m a student and I miss school for days at a time because I get sick.  A lot of the work I’ve done has been unpaid or underpaid and therefore undervalued.  Over … Continue reading

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How to be an Ally to Disabled & Neurodiverse Folks in Activist & Academic Communities:

**Note:  This is based on my own  experience as a multiply marginalized Disabled, Trans, Queer, Autistic activist. In compiling this list, I consulted other Disabled activists as well. Most activism I’ve been involved with has taken place in  Queer activist … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Inclusion: The Power of Accessible Spaces. Opening Notes.

  Accessible spaces for individuals who are marginalized–who are subjected to abuse on many levels–symbolize an opening, a release, freedom. An open space is an open embrace. For those of us who live on the margins of the margins, who have … Continue reading

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