People increasingly attempt to use biological determinism (or essentialism) to lock people into identities, identities that are actually assigned and determined by cultural mores. While people who are transgender or transexual (often abbreviated as just trans) are increasingly accepted by… Read More ›
To begin, this post is not directed at any individual. I have numerous friends who regularly travel, and that’s great. I always enjoy hearing about places around the world. However, as I have recently mentioned, May is Neurofibromatosis month (read more here),… Read More ›
Neurofibromatosis is the most common genetic disorder, affecting me and approximately 1 in 2,500-3,000, yet most people (including some medical doctors!) do not know about it. There is currently no cure. Research is needed, (and because of neoliberalism,) research really,… Read More ›
A few of my students made an excellent point today while we were discussing the ADA and how it relates to college, privilege, identity and intersectionality, and so on. My students suggested, given that the wheelchair icon is such a wide-spread… Read More ›
I find it very odd that we live in a political system and culture that requires ignorance and requires ignoring logic and evidence. One of the biggest (if not the biggest) concerns right now is the environment – but it’s too expensive for… Read More ›
Approaching Dillards at Baybrook Mall the other day my eyes immediately came across the above advertisement before I could even walk in the store. There are several possible ways to interpret this advertisement. As a thought exercise (H/T to Aaron and… Read More ›
On May 29, 2015, I had my fourth surgery. Recovering is always an adventure.