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The award was created by Shannon of The Mommy Project. The rules–I now award this honor to 10 other bloggers and their blogs. In almost-perfect alphabetical order:
1. Abnormaldiversity: Ettina advocates for the rights of all disabled people. She thinks deeply about a great many issues, and extends that thoughtfulness to those who disagree with her. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
2. The Angry Black Woman: I’ve only recently discovered the Angry Black Woman, but the little I’ve read is powerful and damned hilarious. My favorite posts so far are Thank You, White People and We can’t stop here! This is MULTIRACIAL country!
3. Ballastexistenz: Amanda Baggs has taught me a lot about disability, human rights and institutional abuse (in both the abuse that happens in institutions sense and the abuse that’s institutionally sanctioned sense). She has influenced an awful lot of my thinking. And she remembers the VIC-20! (Full disclosure: mine is three feet away from me, in the closet). GOTO. Now.
4. Chewing the Fat: Dave Hingsburger has worked in the disabilities field for around 30 years, and is disabled himself. He also posts something every single day. One of my favorite pieces is A Question Along the Way.
5. The Gimp Parade: Kay Olson started her blog as a place for “personal reviews of books and movies from a disability culture perspective.” Her analysis of disability-related media and news totally rocks.
6. Questioning Transphobia: I love how Lisa calls people on their crap. I love how she carefully dismantles their arguments while calling them on their crap. And I love how she challenges all my cissexual privileges.
7. Reimer Reason: I found Jodi’s blog through the last Disability Blog Carnival, and I’ve been reading through her archives like my hair’s on fire. (And, no, that simile didn’t make any sense to me, either).
9. Taking Steps: Little Light is a “crimefighting multiracial transsexual semiprofessional occultist and obsessive religion scholar.” Read I, colonist. And the seam of skin and scales. Because I said so.
10. Victoria’s Corner: Victoria Biggs is the author of Caged in Chaos: A Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free, which I’ve wanted to read for, like, ever. (I need to just call up the bookstore and have them order it for me). Please see Disability and Self-Portraiture. And also Hob-Nobbing at Number 11, just because I love finding other people with navigational disabilities who travel with companions. (Really! Why are you laughing?)