Twitter | Search | |
Alice Wong
Online community dedicated to recording, amplifying & sharing disability media & culture. Created by DisabilityVisibilityProject@gmail.com
53,630
Tweets
671
Following
19,366
Followers
Tweets
Alice Wong 1h
Today, 1 pm Pacific/ 4 pm Eastern! Twitter Chat: Disability & Fabulous New YA and MG Fiction Guest hosts: and Hosted by: & Details:
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
Happy Hands Toys 16h
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
Aaryn Difficult to Deal With Belfer 7h
Part of a must-read thread. Everyone can learn from this oh-so-generous share. Get to it! πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
πŸŽ„It's a Wonderful Zebra Life❄️ 9h
Thread by : "Here’s a thread on Inspiration Porn and how the depression and anxiety it caused actually led me to drop out of cmental break exacerbated by inaccessibility (cause too many people think it’s benign) : One of the things you […]"
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
πŸ†ƒπŸ†πŸ†„πŸ…³πŸ†ˆ 7h
Thread.πŸ‘‡πŸΎ
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
lyndajorn Dec 8
I remember digging thru every couch, coat pocket for lunch money
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
Astro Froggie 16h
Hi Annie, Can I ask what you think it is about the cane that helps? I know you have EDS but also know everyone with EDS is different. I used 1 when I had bad ankle sprain and it seemed helpful for my POTS but I don't know why other than maybe it took weight off my body. Thx.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
Annie Segarra 14h
I use my cane for stability and assistance weight bearing. Bearing weight is painful because of my weak ligaments and i jury risk is constant, also I can get dizzy sometimes walking/standing. My new cane also has a seat so I can sit on it for breaks, it's fantastic!
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
Alice Wong 8h
Hey , do you have any plans on including a text transcript with this episode? Perceptions are one barrier but so are actual accessibility barriers to content such as podcasts for disabled, D/deaf, & hard of hearing people.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
And accepting at once both our own power to make some change and our powerlessness to change it all. Okay, enough for one thread. Keeping it digestible is part of keeping it sustainable. Let's build . Healers among ye, how does this work?
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
Everyone getting to have support to process their feelings and heal their wounds is a good measure! And, in a world where time is scarce bc of falling wages, healthcare cuts, and climate change accelerating... oof! We need to exponentially grow community care, resilience
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
In such aftermath, memories get blocked out, bc of the fear: if you let yourself feel it all, how will you be able to keep going, to survive, to be ready for next time? 😰
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
We just remembered that we went up to Santa Rosa after the fires last year to a queer retirement home post-fire holiday party. The 2017 fire was within feet of the place but it did not burn.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
There is so much to unpack. Logistically, emotionally, economically, politically, spiritually, socially. Disaster is so sad and enraging, and almost always could have been handled better, and in some cases prevented.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
In too many cases these crises layer over each other - the impacts of the 2017 fires are still being litigated and yet few still talk about it - and then again in 2018 we broke records again.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
When you go from days / weeks of active crisis, to years of cleanup, healing, trauma, financial setbacks, grief - it is really hard to shift away from moment by moment adrenalized response that can yield extraordinary short-term aid. Yet 20 hr shifts can't work for months, yrs.
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
Even the most successful relief efforts go from total isolation, to, if lucky, huge amounts of support that take tons of work to wade through, to a drop off of attention, with lots of cleanup and aftermath work, as well as deeper longstanding inequalities highlighted in chaos
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
California is in that difficult place after the immediate fire and smoke subsides, the aftermath. Puerto Rico is still in that place. So is Flint. So is Fukushima. So are many people in New Orleans and Houston. And Hawaii. Different disasters... yet recurring characters
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Replying to @MaskOakland
We want to continue to model more sustainable approaches to crisis, disaster, and community aid, and to learn from you all about how you sustained, or wish you had, in your own work and efforts. And relief continues
Reply Retweet Like
Alice Wong retweeted
😷 Mask Oakland 😷 17h
Our first tweet during the mentioned that we are disabled, queer, and back again after helping last year. We were proud to see so much qt and disabled community give support online and volunteering. And we *also* mentioned wanting to be more sustainable, and so...
Reply Retweet Like