jesse_the_k: Rubik's Cube puzzle with all-white faces labelled in braille (Braille Rubik's Cube)
In conversation with yesterday's Mingus essay, here's Deaf-Blind poet John Lee Clark addressing forced separation because of deaf-blindness, which he calls distantism:

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Each form of social bigotry has its distinctive personality and its unique set of intertwining evils. excerpt and context )
jesse_the_k: mirror reflection of 1/3 of my head, creating a central third eye, a heart shaped face, and a super-pucker mouth (Default)
Mia Mingus has written another short, powerful essay on interacting with nondisabled people. She examines how we are forced into intimate interactions because we are disabled.
a taste )

It's challenging to maintain my self-confidence while experiencing the assumption that my boundaries don't exist, or don't count. Self-compassion meditation helps some. Snarkiness helps some.

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