Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Noble Experiment

I am starting a blog.

It's going to be a blog about disability. Mostly, it will be about my experiences as a disabled person, but I also plan to talk about disability in society, portrayals of disability in the media, ableism and disability activism, and disability history. It’s going to be a place where I can ramble on about things that fascinate me in the hopes that they fascinate other people.

I can think of lots of reasons not to start a blog. I have a livejournal which I never update, and a long history of starting projects I never finish. The internet is a scary place. Talking about one’s disability online is a mildly risky thing to do. The autism blogging community is bitterly divided, and online feuds seem to be common.

But I’m starting a blog anyway. In large part, I am doing it because
Amanda told me to. But also because the internet is so big, there is room for everything I have to say, and maybe I can talk to some people who have things to say too.