December 2019

Jill Pantozzi and change the conversation around how women and people with disabilities fit into geek culture; Sleep Struggles;Embracing new body image

QUEEN OF THE GEEKS
As the deputy editor for io9, one of the web’s leading geek culture sites, Jill Pantozzi is uniquely positioned to influence the mainstream discourse about comics, sci-fi, fantasy and more. As an outspoken woman with a disability, Pantozzi provides a perspective not often heard or desired by some of the community’s less progressive voices. Aaron Broverman profiles Pantozzi and reports on her efforts to fight trolls and change the conversation around how women and people with disabilities fit into geek culture.

COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
We can learn so much by finding parallels with people who have similar disabilities, but no two injuries are the same. Brook McCall writes that sometimes in trying to find similarities, we lose sight of our own unique strengths.

SLEEP STRUGGLES
Spasms, sleep apnea, pain and positioning are but a few of the many issues standing between wheelchair users and a good night’s sleep. Alex Ghenis looks for solutions.

I WILL NEVER WEAR A SWEATSUIT
Sheri Denkensohn-Trott writes about the long road to accepting and embracing a new body image after SCI.

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November 2019