Tough week. I was working mid-week on finishing a major project (almost done!) about disability and violence, when suddenly my twitter feed filled with news about a shooting at a disability services center. I lost my ability to concentrate, then I sat down and started drafting essays (in response to editors contacting me), afraid I was going to have to write a story about the murder of disabled adults, children, their families, their providers.
Although the violence wasn’t aimed, it turned out, at disability services providers, it affected our community directly none the less.
- (Blog Post) Watching the massacre – Gun Violence and #DisabilityTwitter
- (Blog Post) They killed Daniel Kaufman, who taught developmentally disabled adults to work in the coffee shop on site.
- (CNN) The San Bernardino Massacre – Empathy, survivor guilt and trauma. We don’t even have a real plan for how to deal with this.
- (AJAM) Paul Ryan Blames Mass Shootings on Mental Illness – To be disabled is to be at risk.
- Disabled and Homeless – Chicago’s Public Housing Scandal – Intersectional. Terrible.
- Post-Book Academia: Save Ashgate – Important academic topic.
- Laquan McDonald – “Acting Erratic” while black – I’ll be coming back to this theme.