Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2010

Once again, the esteemed Diary Of A Goldfish is hosting the blogosphere's annual Blogging Against Disablism event. As usual, this is not a carnival of previously posted material or a "best of" selection - it's a co-ordinated effort of many people all posting fresh material on the theme of disablism.

Full information is available at the Blogging Against Disablism Day signup page along with links to archives from previous years.

Remember, you don't have to be disabled to join in. Disability is not an isolated experience and it's not something that anyone is immune from. I know I link to this every year, but I'm going to do it again - Lady Bracknell's One in Seven post spells out just how relevant, and how unacceptable, disability discrimination is to all of us.

You don't need to write an essay. You don't need to write at all. You can post video, audio, artwork, any format you like. This is about making our voices heard.

You also don't need to be filled with righteous anger or have your protesting hat on. There's room in BADD for everything and that includes some nice positive examples of the change that is slowly but surely happening. And you don't need to worry about getting all the words right - as usual, we have a Language Amnesty to account for cultural differences and to allow those who aren't politically involved to post without fear of being attacked for failing to use the most 'current' terminology.

Hope to see you there!

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