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What Drives Good Design? Breast Pumps, Oxygen Tanks and More

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Debbie says: Courtney E. Martin and John Cary have some things to say about breast pump design. The pump is a symbol of the modern work-life conundrum. In theory, women have the freedom to honor the wisdom that “breast is best,” while still pursuing their own careers. And yet, to do so, they’re forced to […]

Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Debbie says: A very rich selection of links this week: Extreme wheelchair sports provide great visuals: Wheelz does what he calls WCMX, or wheelchair motocross. It’s like BMX, except with four wheels instead of two. Oh, and a disability thrown in just to keep it interesting. Wheelz practically invented the sport. There are other wheelchair […]

Linksday Friday

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Links got delayed twice this week, but here they are! Kathleen Turner is 60, and has something to say about aging. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].” *** I don’t […]

Linksday With an Explanation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Debbie says: This is the post that was supposed to go up the Monday after Thanksgiving, one week ago tonight. That’s the night we discovered that the back end of our blog had disappeared (literally into a blank white screen). Our webmaster had a series of mishaps (including illness and power failure) which prevented him […]

Linksday

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Debbie says: 1) At a conference this weekend (a fabulous 40th anniversary celebration for the Center for the Study of Women in Society in Eugene, Oregon), I heard Susan Sygall from Mobility International USA, a disability advocacy organization I was not previously aware of. Susan showed this awesome international disability empowerment video. 2) Alexandra at […]

Cheryl Marie Wade: A Gnarly Life, A Peaceful Death

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Debbie says: The other night, I read in my friend Jesse-the-K’s online journal that Cheryl Marie Wade had died. The name didn’t ring a bell immediately, but Jesse’s quoted description of her as “the ultimate gnarly performer” made me realize that I knew who Wade was. In 1999, Laurie organized a panel on Queer Sex […]

Tough Women Make the News

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Debbie says: Laurie and I don’t usually get our blogging sources from mainstream politics, but this week I found myself watching two clips from TV news, both of which I think have resonances for Body Impolitic readers. Rachel Jeantel was a key witness in the Trayvon Martin case. The video showing a widely-reported moment in […]

The Power of Positive Playthings–Dolls with Disabilities

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: This post started with an item about a Barbie doll in a wheelchair posted by a blog devoted to empowering those in wheelchairs. In 1997, Mattel produced a wheelchair-using Barbie doll called “Share a Smile Becky.” The doll was a unique way to intertwine Barbie dolls and people with disabilities, making sure […]

Your Body Is Not A Shark

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Laurie says: I’ve watched my  daughter Cid working intensely on this dance collaboration for the last year.   The article I’m quoting from SFArts is a superb conversation about Your Body is Not a Shark, disability, art and the way limits can lead to brilliant work.  Read the whole piece. (Article is on the red bar […]

National Museum of Art Essay

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Laurie says: As I’ve written, my photo of Bob Guter was chosen my the National Museum of Art in Osaka to represent my work in the 35th anniversary catalogue of their permanent collection, issued in 2012. They have 12 of my photos in their permanent collection, and this was their choice for the catalogue. Each […]

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