Sheila Black is the co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011), an important anthology of poetry by people with disability. She talks with Eddie Ytuarte about disability poets, including her own history and use of confessional forms. They discuss the vibrant street poetry of disability, talk about … Continued
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A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability and airs on Odd Weeks.
For this program, we bring back long-time disability activist, Nadina LaSpina, to talk more about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl: a Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. LaSpina has worked with several disability activist groups including ADAPT, Disabled in Action: NYC and The Disability Caucus. She’ll be in the Bay Area in person … Continued
How does climate change impact our lives with disabilities? Climate change is more than an added stress factor in our lives. From the deaths in floods and fire, to the power shutoffs to the evacuations as recurring gigantic storms power down the Atlantic, our lives are at risk. We honor Greta Thunberg, the youth leader … Continued
What do you get when you put a group of people with disabilities, people who are fat, LGBTQIA+, elders and many other sorts on one street corner? No, not a bad joke! You get…a PROTEST to #CloseTheCamps because #NoBodyIsDisposable. Hear highlights from speeches, interviews and other live recordings from this powerful show of solidarity at … Continued
Mike Ervin is a blogger, a blogger with a disability who does not say the nice things nice disabled people are expected to say. Pushing Limits radio has invited him to talk to the Northern California audience about all things crip. Mike calls himself “Smart Ass Cripple.” Host Eddie Ytuarte wants to be a Smart … Continued
A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public.
P.G.& E. expects to cut off power when fire conditions are strong this year — it’s a fire prevention measure. But the consequences for people who use electricity for ventilators, oxygen, and other disability life supports have not been taken seriously. These sustained power outages will have dire consequences if better preparations aren’t made — … Continued
We’ve all heard or said things like, “My attendant is part of my family,” or “I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning without an attendant – literally.” For many people with disabilities, attendants are a crucial part of daily life The Independent Living Movement fought for attendant wages so we weren’t entirely dependent … Continued
It’s ten years since her brain cancer diagnosis, a time when doctors gave her two years to live. Now, it’s three days before her fourth brain surgery and Maytte Bustillos is not thinking too much about all these numbers. She speaks with us about finding joy amidst the challenges of living with a chronic and … Continued
Are you free to move about the Bay Area? Reliably? Conveniently? Accessibly? Affordably? Does it bother you that people with cars can go anywhere they wish at any time, while you cannot? Are you forced to ride for several hours in a paratransit vehicle only to arrive at your destination too late for your appointment, … Continued