Monthly Archives: June 2013

Little People; Big Issues

Listen 29 min In a little over a week, thousands of short-statured people will be gathering for the annual Little People of America national convention in Washington D.C.   For them, this convention is excitement squared.    Many little people spend … Continue reading

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Why the word “stupid” is considered ableist

(Thanks to Billie Rain for this essay.  The url for the original article is at the end.) Will someone explain to me why the word “stupid” is considered ableist? Because this seriously baffles me. “Stupid” has been used by the … Continue reading

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Jazz Musicians with Disabilities

Friday, June 7, 2013, 2:30 pm PST, KPFA Eddie Ytuarte and Josh Elwood present well known musicians who had significant disabilities. Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Chick Webb and Rosemary Clooney……we play them not because they are “supercrips” or are “inspirational’ … Continue reading

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