Author Archives: Adrienne

Mental Disability Overview

Today we talk about Mental Disability through many points of view.  We hear a poem about gentrification from an artist living with anxiety, stage two bipolar disorder, and depression.  A psychiatric nurse describes her recovery from severe schizophrenia… and more. … Continue reading

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CalABLE Savings Accounts

The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool.  ABLE accounts have come to California.  For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act!

To find your Senators go here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Please contact your congressional representatives and ask them to cosponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.651) today! To find your House of Representatives members go here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative TALKING POINTS

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Susan da Silva

Friday, March 29, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA The State of Our Bodies (& Minds) The State of the World The State of the Pacifica Network We’re very proud to bring you a discussion with Susan da Silva, one of … Continue reading

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A Canary Dies – Maria’s Obituary

Maria (Sargent) August Ani Thupten TsondruAugust 3, 1970 – March 12, 2019Trigger Warning: the following has been written by Maria and subsequently posted by Sarah, Maria’s friend. It contains discussion of self-inflicted euthanasia. If this topic is particularly sensitive for … Continue reading

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On Being An Ally

March 15, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio. We’re blowing up language, we’re blowing up humanity in talking about expansion of who we are. JOIN us! Fresh! “Lev” White Excerpts from the First Voice apprentice program’s Full Circle show on … Continue reading

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Tell Me The Number Before Infinity

Listen (59 min)Becky and Dena Taylor’s book tells the story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability. Born premature, Becky was given the usual prognosis “probably going to be blind, deaf and … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act

Shaman Woman’s an activist. Shaman Woman’s a person living with diabetes. Shaman Woman’s a homeless person. And Shaman Woman’s a lawyer.

Listen and meet this remarkable woman. Continue reading

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Braille and Talking Book Library

Friday, February 1, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio “Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment … Continue reading

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Blind Legislative Issues with Jeff Thom

Friday, December 21, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio For information:  SSI/SSP recipients will be eligible for Food Stamps, click here. For  information: A fun accessible dance experience with AXIS Dance, click here. What has happened legislatively and in advocacy … Continue reading

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