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Mike Ervin

Ervin: Bumper Snickers

Nobody expects a cripple to be some kind of hippie, pot-smoking, commie, fetuscidal, athiest maniac.

Shannon DeVido Cast in "Difficult People"

Shannon DeVido Cast in “Difficult People”

Comedian Shannon DeVido’s star has been on the rise since a February appearance on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and landing a role on the upcoming Hulu original series Difficult People, produced by Amy Poehler. Joining the cast of Difficult People has been the biggest break in
 DeVido’s career. “It’s a really cool opportunity […]

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

Shannon DeVido Lands New Role on Hulu

You may not have heard of Shannon DeVido yet, but you’re about to. The 32 year old from Philadelphia with spinal muscular atrophy just landed one of the biggest roles for a person with a disability to get in a long time — a part in Amy Poehler’s latest project “Difficult People.” In “Difficult People,” […]

Married to the Chair: Three Adventures on Wheels

Married to the Chair: Three Adventures on Wheels

Think a bowel program can’t be funny? Steve Christians manages to find the humor in everyday adventures on wheels.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Coming Deluge

I wake up with the same troublesome question rolling around my fervid brain: Are Americans with disabilities making progress or sliding backwards?

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Invalid Weather

You know it’s invalid weather when you see the local invalid out sitting in the local park.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Art of Complaining

Americans love to complain. And doggone it, we’re good at it.

Mike Ervin

Worst of ‘Smart Ass Cripple’

Editor: Out of respect for Mike Ervin, aka Smart Ass Cripple, we chose this smart ass title. The not-quite-so-bad stuff you can find by Googling Smart Ass Cripple, strangely enough. A Letter From the Department of Human Services A letter arrived with a return address of the Department of Human Services. My heart sank, as […]

Mike Ervin

Ervin: Chicken Wing Apocalypse

Chicken wings, chicken wings, chicken wings! Every establishment has a sign in the window …

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Down With Fun

It’s downright un-American to play it so safe, to obey every lock-step rule of crippled living.

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