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Call for Submissions—Nothing Without Us anthology!
Books/Anthologies / Submissions

Call for Submissions—Nothing Without Us anthology!

A really exciting collaboration is happening! Editors Cait “Pinky” Gordon and Talia “The Brain” Johnson are collaborating with the wonderful Presses Renaissance Press to bring this collection of short fiction together! Give them genres! They want genres! From the Nothing Without Us website: Do you write words? Specifically, do you write English words that band together to … Continue reading

Spoon Stealers, Week 2: We will steal your spoons. First, fill out this consent form.
Autism / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 2: We will steal your spoons. First, fill out this consent form.

For far too many disabled people, finding services—let alone accessing them—is a difficult-to-impossible task. When one does find them, then attending appointments, going for tests, and so on, sucks up even more spoons. In almost every case, we have to sign forms giving the provider permission to steal our spoons in whatever way. ODSP wants … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson
Autism / Featured Author / Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson

Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. Her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, facilitating workshops, educating, speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentoring. She is a queer and trans sensitivity editor for writers and publishers. Talia’s most recent poem, Holy Love, appearS … Continue reading

Spoon Stealers, Week 1: Using Strollers on Public Transit
Parenting / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 1: Using Strollers on Public Transit

Editor’s Note: Our Spoon Stealers series was inspired by this week’s first post, written by Jen Desmarais. While the Spoonie Authors Network is mostly about our writing journey, it’s important for people to understand how situations in our daily lives rob us of our spoons. These articles are the personal experiences of our contributors. I … Continue reading

Disability Tropes 101: Upgrade My Body
Disability Tropes 101 / Represention

Disability Tropes 101: Upgrade My Body

The “Upgrade My Body” trope is one that is frequent in science fiction and other speculative media. This trope generally involves the notion of leaving the disabled or ageing body behind in order to transfer consciousness into another, more “durable” form. This form can involve a robot, android, clone, or another person’s body.   I … Continue reading