Disability is a thread in this blog, much like culture is in other blogs. I have disabilities; Moxie has a disability. But beyond personal experience with disability, I am fascinated by disability as a subject – the history of people with disabilities, how disability presents itself, what difference means. I enjoy questioning mainstream ideas of disability and I thoroughly disagree with the medical model of disability – that is, that disability is something to cure, that people with disabilities are broken bits of flesh that need fixing.

I am disabled. I am whole. I am as I should be. And so is my daughter.

This blog and the resources I point to follow the social model of disability.

The resources are categorized in the Nav Bar (above). Please feel free to write to me directly if you have any questions that are not answered in the resources – if I can help, I will.

Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


#deaf mom, teacher & #disability activist, living in a yurt #offthegrid. 3 kids (1 with #downsyndrome), a camera and a lot of chickens. Never a dull moment
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