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Unpacking Disability

Unpacking Disability brings together disability resources, community, media, opinions, wellness and career pieces. We do that through articles, interviews, our podcast, videos and use of social media.

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Latest Post

Reasons I Drink…

This is a personal post about spaces of feeling things so deeply we don't know how to process them. And about Alanis Morrisette and growing into middle age. Reasons I Drink I loved this song by Alanis Morrisette so much. Lyrics These are the reasons I drink The reasons I tell everybody I'm fine Even [...]

Latest Opinions

The Gift of a Moment: Understanding Difficult Times and Choices

This is an opinion post about recognizing and leaning into moments that can transform us, specifically, moments related to disability acceptance. If you want to hear me reading this, just click the link below. Play in new window | Download When I first started my job at UC Berkeley, coordinating a program in conjunction [...]

Latest in Resources

Sex Education Resources that Target Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

A guide to sex education resources that target people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – for self advocates, parents and educators

Latest Movie Review

Feeling Through Movie: Reviewed by a Deafblind Woman

This is a review of the movie, "Feeling Through," by a Deafblind viewer, Lisa Ferris. This was originally posted as, "Short Film “Feeling Through” Feels Racist, Ablist, and Tired," on Lisa's personal blog, link in her bio below.   As a Deafblind woman, I was excited to hear the buzz that was afloat about an Oscar nominated [...]

Parenting & Disability

disabled moms interview project

Raising Strong Kids with Disabilities

This is about parenting: parenting when we’ve got a disability, AND parenting kids with disabilities. The focus is more on the “how to raise proud, strong, confident people with disabilities,” and using our experiences as parents who have disabilities as a guide map.

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