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COVID-19 pandemic underlines neglect of human rights, health discrimination towards the disabled
World

COVID-19 pandemic underlines neglect of human rights, health discrimination towards the disabled

Research on COVID-19 and disabled people in low and middle-income countries has found that the pandemic threatens to reverse progress towards reducing poverty and improving access to education and employment for disabled people.

For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare
Lifestyle

For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare

Often the long-term harm caused by medical gaslighting leads to trauma that needs medical attention.

To challenge ableism that manifests in social justice movements, intersectional understanding of disability is key
Lifestyle

To challenge ableism that manifests in social justice movements, intersectional understanding of disability is key

Disabled people exist in all our communities; and we must make room for them in conversations and decision-making positions. While ensuring this, it is also important to see if the disability rights movement represents the same diversity.

Amid reality of medical rationing, ableist bias against disabled people in accessing healthcare must be challenged
Lifestyle

Amid reality of medical rationing, ableist bias against disabled people in accessing healthcare must be challenged

It is not a matter of coincidence that during medical emergencies, we see the system saving those who are 'most useful to society' while disabled people are pushed to the periphery.

The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies
Lifestyle

The value of 'crip time': Discarding notions of productivity and guilt, to listen to the rhythms of our bodies

Time as a concept is something I felt deeply conflicted about. Was I wasting time by staying in bed for so many hours? Discovering and reading more about ‘crip time’ has helped me navigate this grief a bit better | Srinidhi Raghavan writes in her column, 'Bodies Minds'

In a world that often interprets 'care' as 'burden', interdependence should be valued beyond disabled community
Lifestyle

In a world that often interprets 'care' as 'burden', interdependence should be valued beyond disabled community

To a large extent we find that non-disabled people view the entirety of the disabled experience through the lens of dependence. But was it possible to see disability beyond this lens of lack?

'Ability' and the spectrum of performative possibilities: Dismantling notions of the 'perfect' dancing body
Life

'Ability' and the spectrum of performative possibilities: Dismantling notions of the 'perfect' dancing body

Dancers whose bodies aren't 'perfect' or 'symmetrical' find ways of reconciling their strengths to the demands of concert performance

Gal Gadot’s Stephen Hawking tweet, and the unsentimental handling of disability in ‘Rust and Bone’
Entertainment

Gal Gadot’s Stephen Hawking tweet, and the unsentimental handling of disability in ‘Rust and Bone’

Gal Gadot, Stephen Hawking and ableism (or lack thereof) in Marion Cotillard's Rust and Bone.