Daily Archives: April 12, 2007

“Gertrude Stein with autism???????”

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The title of this post was the response an online friend gave when I first posted this privately (in 2005):

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Disability Blog Carnival #13 coming up: What Box?

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Disability blog carnival #13 is coming up, and I’m going to be hosting it.

Could someone who runs the carnival thing tell me what the submission deadline is supposed to be? I don’t know it. All I know is that I’ll be posting stuff on April 26, 2007. (USA, eastern time anyway.) And I know that I’ve already gotten a few submissions before I’ve had a chance to post about it or set a topic.

Anyway, given a lot of conversations I’ve been having lately, the theme is going to be “What box?” As in, there’s boxes we’re expected to fit into and conform to as disabled people. You could write about the box, you could write about not knowing there was a box, you could write about what happens when you step outside the box (if anyone even notices), just in general the theme is anything having to do with the box (the limited amount of stereotyped traits and experiences we’re “supposed to” have in a lot of people’s eyes) in its varying manifestations (including some that are impairment-specific, and some that are more general).

You can submit stuff using this form.

And don’t forget to submit other people’s posts because they might not submit them themselves. (I often forget to submit my own.) And if the person who runs this could email me with more information on how to do this I’d be really happy.

Edit:

1. The submission deadline is Monday, April 23, although if you email me with stuff after that I can try to get it in (no guarantees).

2. I’m having my wisdom teeth out on Wednesday the 18th, and I’m having a nasty sort of feedback-loop of pain between this tooth and my migraines, so I’m not giving a whole lot of guarantees about the rest of it being on time either, but it will get up one way or the other.