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Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

Jesper Odelberg: On the Rise Swedish Comic with CP

We’ve profiled wheelchair-using comedians before — Megan Gallagher, Zach Anner and the adorable Amy Bruener to name a few — and now we can add Swedish comic Jesper Odelberg to our list. Odelberg hasn’t yet made his big debut in the United States. We’re not quite sure if that’s what he even wants international notoriety, […]

Mike Ervin

Ervin: No More Cripple Card

Some crippled activists take this equal access under the ADA stuff way too far. They need to be stopped before they ruin everything for the rest of us.

Raising a Ruckus: Disland is Your Land!

Raising a Ruckus: Disland is Your Land!

People who aren’t disabled see disabled people as tragic. If the odds are ever going to get better in the full-inclusion sweepstakes, our vast community has to figure out a way of driving a sharp wedge between the word “disability” and the perceived connotations of heartbreak, pain, suffering, weakness, humiliation, flesh eating bacteria, and there-for-the-grace-of-God-go-I […]

My Gimpy Life is Back!

My Gimpy Life is Back!

My Gimpy Life is back! My Gimpy Life is back! OMG, I’m so excited, Teal Sherer‘s My Gimpy Life is back! There will be a new episode released via YouTube every Monday at 4pm Pacific time!! Yayyyy!!! In this episode, our heroine and her weird and damply amusing roommate realize they’ve got to get real […]

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

Super Wonder Cripster Woman

When the world seems like an unfriendly place for people with disabilities, Super Wonder Cripster Woman dons her cape.

Crip Buzz: February 2014

Crip Buzz: February 2014

“I Got 99 Problems and Palsy is Just One,” “The Gorilla in my House” …

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Not Crippled Enough?

I’m betting that pretty soon I’ll be seeing more fusion cripples with two or more crippling conditions that form a fusion name, like ampuquad.

7 Very Screwy Curb Cuts That Won't Help at All

7 Very Screwy Curb Cuts That Won’t Help at All

The concept of a curb cut is elegant in its simplicity — it’s just a small ramp inserted at street corners or other logical places to allow wheelchair users, parents with strollers and other people who use wheels the ability to cross the street. Yet, for some reason, sometimes this simple elegant concept gets bungled. […]

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

Artist Chuck Close Wheelchair Bound? Cut Him Loose!

New York Times’ Linda Yablonsky recently wrote this about the artist Chuck Close: “Close, who is 73, has been bound to a motorized wheelchair since 1988, when a spinal artery collapse caused near-total paralysis. That didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for either making art or collecting it, and other things as well …” Wheelchair bound since […]

Raising a Ruckus: Escape from Los Angeles

Raising a Ruckus: Escape from Los Angeles

My original assignment for this column was to write about life in a wheelchair in Los Angeles. I have strayed from this noble purpose because, a. I am in LA but not of LA, and, b. I have an eclectic mind, which is the same thing as scatter-brained. But, here is a paradox about LA […]