Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Disability Blogosphere, continued

Ekc writes --

"I think you raise a lot of interesting questions here. In terms of how "normal" and "disability" are defined, I think a lot of this is based on stereotypes and people *think* to be the societal norms. I think a lot of people don't realize how many varying disabilities there are out there, or even the concept that everyone, PWD and AB, are, despite their differences, just trying to live and enjoy their lives to the fullest. Just a few thoughts."
Ekc also writes a blog for disaboom, a terrific social networking site for people with disabilities. The post about the Medical Marijuana TV ad was particularly strong. I honestly had no idea medical marijuana had such strong pain killing properties. I thought it was only for cancer patients to overcome nausea!
To answer your question, Ekc, I love disaboom's approach, though it's so big I haven't had a chance to look at everything. Can you recommend a few of the best blogs (aside from your own, of course) and resources?

1 comment:

EkC said...

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my blog! In terms of other bloggers on the site that I enjoy, here are a few:

1) Disabled Politico - great at blogging about relevant disability-related issues in the news

2) Liesl - philosophy professor, writes really thought-provoking posts about anything and everything (http://www.disaboom.com/Blogs/Lieslmcq/Default.aspx)

3) Madmumbler - hilarious!

4) MattScott9 - member of the US Paralympian basketball team, blogs about his experiences (http://www.disaboom.com/Blogs/MattScott9/Default.aspx)

5) Left Thumb Blogger - an seasoned blogger who types with her left thumb only (http://www.disaboom.com/Blogs/Left_Thumb_Blogger/Default.aspx)

Those are a couple of examples, some other great members are Saydrah, Tiffiny, DeafMom, and Naomimimi. The list goes on and on! Hope that helps you out a bit; thanks again for the shoutout!