Cpunk News week 2 of July 2018

Disabled news and highlights of the past week for actual disabled people. Decided to add hate crimes this week, I’m not sure if I’ll keep doing that because although it’s important it’s not like we need to be reminded that this shit constantly goes on and the majority doesn’t reported anyway.

Fav thing this week

Great infographic showing the overlap of straight able-bodied Oscar nominees who have played queer and disabled characters by linesdamnlines on Tumblr



Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic

Lingerie brand Aerie celebrates people with disabilities in inclusive campaign

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston reveals shocking disability slur she received in the street

Half of dealing with a disability is the feedback

Walgreens scores 100 percent on Disability Equality Index

MetLife Named one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Making the web easier to access for people with disabilities

High Schoolers Are Calling For A National Disability History Museum By Making Their Own

My academic supervisor bullied me for my disability – and I said nothing

Judge Allows Electric Shocks On Those With Disabilities To Continue

Frida Kahlo Was a Communist, So Stop Capitalizing Off Her Likeness

Parents of disabled daughter consider divorce to qualify for Medicaid

For Disabled People Like Me, Summer Is A Stark Reminder Of Obstacles Standing In Our Way

Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers

How disabled travellers finally stopped being ignored – thanks to a company you might not expect

6 plays by deaf and disabled playwrights in Seattle

As Dwayne Johnson and Joaquin Phoenix Play Disabled Roles, An Overlooked Community Debates Representation

Hate Crimes

Man sentenced in beating of disabled teen streamed on Facebook Live

Man accused of sexually assaulting girl with mental disability

Parents starve, bind, cage 21-year-old disabled son

La Crosse man charged with raping disabled woman at care center

How Expanding Medicaid To Able-Bodied Adults Is Stripping Care For Disabled People

Caregiver charged after taking disabled man to a party where he died

Disabled girl punished for reporting school gang rape wins nearly $1 million settlement


Disabled people get robbed of so many experiences. If I’m well enough to work, I’m spending every second of earned pto into being sick, doctors appointments, hospital stays, etc. I never once in a year got to take a pto day for me. Every singl one in a year went to chronic illness related things.

Now if you aren’t working because you’re sick, then you don’t have the money to go.

It’s impossible to win and be on the same playing field as abled people. It starts to wear you down after a while. You’ve earned it they same way they have but you can never cash in like them.



Hexborn (The Hexborn Chronicles Book 1) by A.M. Manay
Keywords: YA, fantasy, physically disabled heroine
Face Your Fears Kindle Edition by Bill Mathis
Keywords: romance, gay, quadriplegic
Drawing On Love (A SAFE Security Trilogy: Jesse and Jessica Book 1) by Michele Zurlo
Keywords: Romance, BDSM, physically disabled heroine
Dragon School: Dire Quest by Sarah K. L. Wilson
keywords: YA, fantasy, physically disabled heroine






Disability after Dark: “Elisa and The Fishman” – A Review of “The Shape of Water”

Disability Matters: Andy Imparato with the AUCD














Cpunk News week 1 of July 2018


Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and Hollywood’s Misunderstanding of Disability

How Dwayne Johnson Adapted To Playing Disabled In ‘Skyscraper’ (gross, fuck him)

ASOS Collaborated With A Para-Athlete To Create A Festival Outfit For Wheelchair Users

Maysoon Zayid Is the Most Fearless Comic Alive

Archbishop Justin Welby: I don’t pray for my daughter’s disability

How are disabled fans finding accessibility in Russia?

I rely on plastic straws and baby wipes. I’m disabled – I have no choice

Remembering Gang of 19 Forty Years After Denver Protests Changed Accessibility

The challenges faced by doctors with disabilities

Paralympian Liam Malone ticketed for using disability parking space

Everything You Need to Know About DJ Euphoric

Models including a 59-year-old and a disabled star strip down to their lingerie for a new campaign to celebrate diversity

Frida Kahlo Is An Enduring Inspiration For Women Of Color, The Disabled Community, And All Humans

The secret world of disabled gamers

Gay Disabled Man is Raising Money to Develop Sex Toys for People with Physical Disabilities

Accessible games can “mean the difference between existing and living” for disabled people


Fav Tweet

hello! are you someone who is not chronically ill? here’s a brand new challenge! ready? here we go: when someone mentions their chronic illness, DON’T RECOMMEND ANYTHING TO THEM. not diet. not exercise. not a book, a doctor, or a blog. zero recommendations!