I’ve been on the internet for a long time. I’m not part of the generation who hasn’t lived without it, but I’m part of the one wherein it was just beginning to blossom into the weird, angering, often funny, and sometimes useful place it is now. I wasn’t allowed free reign when I was a … More Fandom, I think I’ve broken up with you.
5 years isn’t really a long time, but for me it feels like a lifetime ago. I’m still essentially the same person I was when I was 17, but some very important changes have taken place since then. Life didn’t go exactly according to plan (not by a long shot), and the road was never … More I’m still here.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, it was common for directors and writers to take already-established ideas and tropes and give them a more modern spin, which made films that fit the bill for “New Hollywood” audiences. One of the best examples of this is Chinatown (1974), in which Roman Polanski and Robert Towne subverted the … More “Chinatown” and New Hollywood Revisionism
The Americans With Disabilities Act (or ADA) was passed 27 years ago, four years before I was born; IDEA and Section 504 were put into place even longer before I came into the world. I feel lucky to be part of a group of PWD who haven’t had to live without those laws, and I’m … More It’s not a perfect fix…
When you have a disability, there are certain things that other people think you're uncomfortable talking about, or don't want to talk about at all. There are many, but the one I'm thinking about right now is attraction, sex, and sexuality. In a lot of cases I feel like it doesn't come up because it … More What no one wants me to talk about.