“Ableism tells us that some bodies are valuable and some are disposable. In the U.S. context, ableism has been forged with and through white supremacy, colonial conquest, capitalist domination, and heteropatriarchy so that bodies are valued for their ability to produce profit or have it extracted from them, or are otherwise excluded or eliminated through isolation, institutionalization, incarceration, and/or death.” – Disability Justice – A Working Draft,” by Patty Berne in Sins Invalid’s “Skin, Tooth, and Bone: A Disability Justice Primer. (You can download this critical resource here.)
Ableism is The Bane of My Motherfuckin’ Existence:
My Body Doesn’t Oppress Me, Society Does:
The series “No Body Is Disposable” was produced by the Barnard Center for Research on Women in collaboration with Sins Invalid, a disability justice-based performance project centering disabled artists who are people of color, queer, trans, and/or gender nonconforming. These videos were made by Dean Spade and Hope Dector.