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No Missing Pieces Zine #1 pg 39-41

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:51

Contributor: Paige Mead, second-semester junior history major at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Deeply interested in disability history, particularly in 20th century United States, and how that past is still influencing the present and the future. 

Trigger Warning: mentions ableism, abuse, murder, war. (Not graphic.)

              

No Missing Pieces Zine #1 pg 50-52

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:10

Contributor Bio: Jordan is a 28-year-old mixed-race, Autistic & otherwise disabled, gay punk nerd. Jordan goes by “he” or "they" pronouns & lives mostly on a farm in the Appalachian mountains in Maryland with his dad and dogs. Jordan is the editor of No Missing Pieces Zine, writes some other zines, and runs Feral Is My Heart Zine Distro. For more info, go to: http://feralismyheart.tumblr.com/

 

No Missing Pieces Zine #1 pg 42-47

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:59

Editor’s Note: I’m including this submission because I think Alyssa’s perspective is interesting, and this piece has information that may be helpful for people to read. However, the wording often makes it seem like autistic (including aspies, of course) experiences are universal, which is not true. It’s important to remember that autistic people are not all the same and do not necessarily experience autistic things or anything else in the exact same ways, and that is okay.

- Jordan

 

No Missing Pieces Zine #1 pg 36

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:51

Contributor bio: Monika Dryburgh

Youngish Melbournian nerdy multiply mostly-invisibly disabled linguaphile bricoleur.

Studied: Psychology / Neuroscience / Linguistics / German / Gender Studies.

Currently attempting to navigate second (and third and fourth) shift for the sick and construct an interdisciplinary PhD thesis about the lived experience of fatigue in chronic illness from: sociology of sleep theory / feminist sensibilities / disability research ethics / personal experience.

 

No Missing Pieces Zine #1 pg 32-35

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:49

The Glass Tower

By John Makin

(TW: emotional abuse, imprisonment)

Have you seen the big glass tower where everyone can live
Where everybody has a place, a role, something to give
For everyone is wanted there and none feels out of place
But still I'm outside looking in upon that awesome space

I feel the cold, I feel the dark, my face pressed to the glass
Watching people come and go and through those portals pass

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