R.I.P. Laura Hershey


Laura Hershey, a well-known disability rights activist, is dead. I don’t even know how to respond, it was so unexpected and I’d always looked up to her. I’d like to do a memorial post with lots of links to her writing and how it influenced me and all that, but for now all I can do is say that she died, I can’t think beyond that yet.


About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Developmentally disabled, physically and cognitively disabled. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died in 2014 and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. OH!
    I don’t know what to add either.
    I will miss her voice (when I say her voice, I mean what she had to say and how she sayed it!)
    I had discovered her text for the first time thanks to you… some month ago.
    It was good to know that there were people like her in this world.

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