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)
From Cal Montgomery, my disability studies mentor:

begin quote
[...snip...]
I can see the god of hands:
flapping in joy,
dancing full of language,
poring over six-dot cells of knowledge,
easing joysticks across broken sidewalks,
torn between frustrated teeth,
cracked and callused and sore,
dowsing for love on screens,
flipping tables, throwing chairs,
juddering to a rhythm of the nerves,
loose and still,
knotted,
contracted,
balled into fists,
wrapped around guns
that turn out to be trinkets,
bruised,
bloodied,
wet with tears.

I can see holiness
in the rising,
in the sharing,
in the reaching out to one another
against rejection,
in the demand
for freedom, food and futures,
even as your forces array against it. [...snip...]
quote ends

https://montgomerycal.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/mike-pence/
jesse_the_k: Hands open print book with right side hollowed out to hole iPod (Alt format reader)
There's lots of disability-themed fiction, memoir, & poetry online, but as with any search on "disability," it's hard to separate medical stuff from writings by us about us.

Now there's an umbrella org to make stuff easier to find:
Disabilities Literature Consortium
http://dislitconsortium.wordpress.com
dislit666@gmail.com

Some of the mags I've enjoyed:
Breath and Shadow )
http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath
breathandshadow@gmail.com

Kaleidoscope )
http://www.udsakron.org/kaleidoscope/issues.aspx

Pentimento )
http://www.pentimentomag.org

Wordgathering )
http://www.wordgathering.com
submissions@wordgathering.com

Intima )
http://www.theintima.org/
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)
Neil Hilborn performs a heartbreaking love poem, informed by his tics and OCD:Read more... )
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