Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Announcing: Disability Carnival #68

Deeply Problematic is hosting the next Disability Carnival! The theme this month is evidence.

Evidence can refer to having to prove one’s disability - to school, to friends, to writers, to society at large. It can refer to the expectation that people with disabilities must prove that ableism exists.

Evident and non-evident is a way to describe how disabilities appear to able-privileged folks. Anna introduced me to this term at Tumblr:

Yesterday I was talking to this awesome person named Stepha (and Jha!) who used the term “non-evident disability” and I’ve decided it is the best term ever and will be adopting it instead of “invisible”. As she said - as many people have said - so-called invisible disabilities really aren’t. They’re just not sign-posted with mobility aids or “obvious” differences.

This theme should be taken broadly. Please choose something posted since the last carnival, posted at Rolling Around In My Head on Sunday, June 27.

Since I know I’m a little late getting this up, I’m going to have a late submit-by date. The deadline is Monday, July 26, and the carnival will be posted Thursday, July 29.

Please send me your submissions at deeplyproblematic (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have to say!

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