"Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capital Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990."
I feel like there is a trend where photos of monumental moments in civil and human rights are presented in black and white, which really distracts from the reality that this happened less than 25 years ago.
This is a fucking badass demonstration and to present fighting ableism as something that happened a long long time ago is really just not reality.
Dr. Krantz and Clyde mounted at the Smithsonian. Still my favourite thing ever.
Before Krantz died, he said to Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt, “I’ve been a teacher all my life and I think I might as well be a teacher after I’m dead, so why don’t I just give you my body.” When Hunt agreed, Krantz added, “But there’s one catch: You have to keep my dogs with me.”
This is the happiest skeleton I’ve ever seen
And here’s the “before” to the Smithsonian’s “after”…
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
Didn’t really need the wheelchair if they decided to leave it, did they?
maybe they were chairs loaned by volunteers.
maybe they were provided by wheelchair users with more than one chair.
maybe they were provided by people who can walk short distances, but need a chair for long distances.
maybe they were provided by wheelchair user who felt the issue was so prevalent they actually sacrificed the ability to get around for the time they were placed there.
those are just a few possibilities. but, gee, how dare those fakers not be grateful enough for the few crumbs - passed as accessibility - thrown at their feet, that they have to swallow with a fucking smile on their face every day, so some asshole won’t attack their speaking up about their experiences as a disabled person.