Image above shows the new disability pride flag. This is a diagonal stripe of 5 colours cutting across a black background from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, representing creativity and light cutting through darkness and obstacles. The red stripe represents physically disabled people, the yellow intellectual disabilities and neurodiversity, white for invisible and undiagnosed disabilities, blue for mental illness, and green for sensory disabilities. The black background represents mourning for disabled lives lost to eugenics and violence, and is a colour of protest.
Welcome to Keep It Wheel, my writer’s website, portfolio and blog. Thank you for stopping by!
Here you will find a selection of my short stories and poetry, and blog entries and articles on all manner of things as they relate to goings-on in the disability rights movement studies, disability studies and to the disabled experience, including culture, race, spirituality, mental health, travel, veganism, writing and literature.
We are 15% of the world’s population, the world’s largest minority group and the only minority group which people can enter at any time of their lives. If the pieces don’t resonate with you now, some day they might. Understanding and counteracting our fears around disability helps to counteract our fears and stigma against others, perhaps including our loved ones, and our own bodies as we age.
Either way, I hope you find something of value to you in these pages