procrastinator

I had this whole elaborate plan to send out Disability History Month cards to everyone and all I had to do to finish the project was buy paper! Regardless, below is the text content of one of the cards.

Signs That a Loved One May Be a Crip Culture Nerd:

  • ADA Day (July 26th) is a bigger deal than their birthday.
  • There is a good chance they love Yoshiko more than they love most family members.
  • No matter what city, they know which bookstores have a disability studies section
  • They have more fingers than friends who identify as Republican (okay that’s a little partisan…but true)
  • Their photo albums are made up of protests, conference pictures, and drunk disabled people
  • If they haven’t been to an ADAPT action yet, they’re determined to find something and chain themselves to it.
  • They use make-up words like CIL, AAPD, and TASH in daily context (and you’re starting to learn what they mean.)
  • The fact that this person is serving on way too many boards and committees is affecting your relationship with the said person.
  • They’re saving up vacation time to go to the next Disability Pride Parade
  • and…You’ve heard them end every presentation with “i love you, lead on.”

(I love you, lead on.) Happy Disability History Month!

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6 responses to “procrastinator

  1. Shoot, I might not be a crip culture nerd. FYI: I identify as republican.
    I could do a parallel list of autistic culture nerd features.
    Y’know:
    You dread autism awareness month
    There’s a good chance you love Jim more than most family members.
    No matter what city, you know if they have an autistic lead autism group.
    Your friends would be insulted if you called them curebies.
    You’re written to at least one politician to ask them not to fund curebie groups.
    You use words like grasp, ani, pdd, and stim regularly.
    Saving up vacation time to go to an autistic run autism conference.

    Happy disability history month at the third to last hour of said month.

  2. jonah that’s an awesome list!!

  3. Happy Disability History Month to you too!

  4. Stacy,

    Your list of crip culture nerd signs is hilarious, and so true! I love your blog! Its very creative, innovative and engaging. Congrats.

    Pam

  5. “The fact that this person is serving on way too many boards and committees is affecting your relationship with the said person.”

    lol! this sounds oddly familiar.

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