Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Mother's Disability is Factored into A Father's Custody Lawsuit Against Her

For the whole post, click on the title just below, or on the link at the end of this excerpt from Cara's post over at The Curvature blog. Thanks, Cara, for all your great work!!
Kaney O'Neill, a 31-year-old white woman with blonde hair, sits in her powerchair at home with her infant son Aidan strapped to her chest. Aidan wears a red onsie and apears to be gurgling. Kaney is wearing a gray and black striped sweater, and has a broad grin on her face.
Kaney O’Neill is a 31-year-old mother with a 5-month-old son. Her ex-boyfriend, and her son’s father, is now waging an ugly custody battle against her. So far, it’s an experience that countless parents have endured. What makes O’Neill’s story newsworthy, if not rare, is the fact that she has a disability — and her ex is using that disability as evidence that she is an unfit parent. [For the rest of Cara's post, see here.]

The School of Our Lorde: Poetics, Pedagogy, and Political Practice

[image is from the cover of the first edition of Sister Outsider, seen here]

Excerpt of post:

School of Our Lorde: Poetics, Pedagogy and Political Practice

The School of Our Lorde is comprised of 3 weekly evening sessions that allow participants to deeply engage and build on the work of Audre Lorde as transmitted through the committed (obsessive) research of Alexis Pauline Gumbs on the poetics, teaching practices and political implications of Audre Lorde’s work (and to enjoy delicious local desserts together) on Thursday evenings.  Participants will also get coursepacks with some exclusive and unpublished materials on/by Lorde.  Participants can choose to participate in one 3 week semester or the entire 3 month process.

[For more, see here.]