Welcome to Disability Intersections, a magazine with periodic installments on disability issues, viewed through an intersectional lens. Disability Intersections explores disability in news, culture, society, and social justice movements; our contributors also discuss the role disability plays in their own lives. This magazine features vibrant intersectional voices exploring fresh, new, and challenging topics. We aim to push readers, and ourselves, further with each new installment.
Disability Intersections probes complex, structural, and institutional issues. We build on the work of the disability rights movement and other social justice movements, honoring the work of those who have gone before us in our attempt to stimulate conversations that build a better world. We are proactive, not reactive, and our focus is on what lies below the surface of society, waiting to be unveiled.
In keeping with our magazine format, we do not allow comments. We encourage you to respond, engage with, and explore our content in a variety of venues, but the labour of curating a commenting community is substantial. We also maintain Twitter and Facebook presences for those who like to keep up with us that way.
Disability Intersections operates on a tip jar funding model. Like what you see? Please consider contributing to us so we can pay our writers and editors. We believe in transparency: Funds are distributed on an equal share basis between all contributors who offered articles during a given month after 10% of the total is withheld to compensate the editors for their work. Contributors who publish more than one article or ‘share’ in a month will receive multiple shares for their work. If you wish to designate a tip for a given contributor, article, or editor, please feel free to do so.
A note on terminology: we welcome contributions from people of many backgrounds, experiences, and frameworks. That means that terminology used from piece to piece here may vary. We respect the terms used by an original author, rather than imposing our preferences (and we also welcome pieces discussing disability language and the loaded conversations swirling around many words and terms used to describe disability experiences).