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Lucy Gwin.Tom OlinIn Memoriam:

Lucy Gwin: The Brain with a Mouth

By Janine Bertram Kemp

Lucy Gwin left the planet on Oct. 30, 2014, after a long respiratory illness. She was 71 and living in Washington, Pa.

From 1990-2010, Lucy published and edited Mouth magazine, whose slogan was “Voice of the Disability Nation.” She was an irreplaceable person in the disability movement. Gwin Continued


Disabled Vets: Where are Jobs?

By John M. Williams

Each month I receive more than a dozen emails from people with disabilities. These emails come from veterans and non-veterans. The senders are job hunting. The majority have been unemployed for more than a year. They think I can help them find a job. It pains me to tell them that I can’t help them. Many of them tell me they are let down. Jobs Continued


Into The Light by Peter Kahrmann

Don’t Let a Suicide Victimize Love

By Peter S. Kahrmann

The last thing suicide deserves is the power to stop love. The fact that someone I love committed suicide will never stop me from loving and respecting that person. Into the light Continued


Book Review

‘Life, Animated’ a Journey of Discovery book cover/google images ‘Life, Animated’ a Journey of Discovery

By John M. Williams

I have always been awed by the power and truth behind the phrase “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Forest Long of the advertising agency Young & Rubicam, in partnership with the Ad Council, created the slogan. Life Continued


Web Series Creator’s Novel Concept:
Putting Disabled Actors in PWD Roles

By Mike Ervin

The web television series “Interrogation” takes place in a world in which people with disabilities abound. That’s because the setting is Los Angeles in the year 2098, and series creator Britain Valenti thinks by then it will be common to see disabled people involved in every aspect of life. Actors Continued


Commentary

A Toast to Polio Survivors

By Kathi Wolfe

Last fall, I went to Google something as I listened to the news. Health care workers in the United States who’d treated people with Ebola in Africa were being shunned by their neighbors and communities, the newscaster said. People were afraid, the news report said, of “catching” Ebola if they rode the subway or ate pizza at the same place where someone with the serious, often deadly, illness had been. A toast continued


In Honest Praise of the Written Word

By Peter S. Kahrmann

For nearly as far back as my memory goes, books and writing have been my two loyal companions. I do not know what I would do, or if I would want to do anything, without them. Of the two, reading is easier to explain. Word continued


Aaron Beelner in the Little Tin ManA Conversation With: Director, Star of ‘The Little Tin Man’

By Kathi Wolfe

Whether referring to the book or the 1939 movie, what’s more iconic than “The Wizard of Oz”? Even in this digital age, children and adults still love to watch the Hollywood classic on DVD and Blu-ray

Yet today, many little people (persons with dwarfism), though embracing the quest for courage -- for a heart -- that runs through the story of “Oz,” find the depiction of the Munchkins in the movie to be stereotypical. Tin Man continued


Terry Moakley/Google ImagesWe Remember...Terry Moakley

(Dec. 22, 1944 – Sept. 5, 2014). Moakley, a longtime disability rights advocate known for his unflagging determination to secure public transportation access for wheelchair users, died in Manhattan due to complications of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 69. Remember continued


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Dedicated to our Publisher Pat Figueroa 1948-2012


- Remembering Pat - comments from family, friends and colleagues
- Pat Figueroa and the Battle for Independent Living in N.Y.
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