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A Tale of Two Pretties
by Ben Mattlin
In late summer, two books by disabled women were published with strikingly similar titles: The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me by Keah Brown (Atria Books) and Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina (New Village Press).

Sep 23, 2019
Meet the Berkeley Man Who Helped Lead the Disability Rights Movement

“Hale” is a new short documentary film about Hale Zukas, who helped make Berkeley the birthplace of the disability rights movement.

Nov 3, 2017
Target Is Releasing Adaptive Apparel For Kids With Disabilities

As part of its popular Cat & Jack Line, Target will soon launch adaptive apparel with features for kids with disabilities.

Oct 18, 2017
Finding Myself on Page

I continue to learn when my disability informs a particular dynamic and when it’s beside the point.

Oct 5, 2017
Acting Disability

The debate about authentic portrayal of people with disabilities in film is making headlines.

Oct 3, 2017
ROLLING ROLE MODELS ON TV – By Ben Mattlin

Recently, an important anniversary passed quietly. Important to me, anyway. It was 50 years since the TV show “Ironside” first aired.

Sep 19, 2017
How This 27-Year-Old Filmmaker Is Helping People With Disabilities Own Their Narratives

Reid Davenport was born with cerebral palsy and has dedicated his life to giving people living with disabilities a voice in today’s narrative.

Aug 28, 2017
10 Things I’m Sick of Hearing as a Person With a Disability

Athena Stevens shares her top-10 list of the most outrageous things she commonly hears as a wheelchair user.

Aug 24, 2017
Fashion for all abilities

Shopping for and choosing clothes is challenging enough, but for people with some forms of disability it’s even harder.

Aug 18, 2017
Young Mother’s Struggles with Disability Stereotypes

Rachel Foreman, a 25-year-old single mother born with cerebral palsy, navigates through life from a power wheelchair.

Jul 31, 2017
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