It may be the beginning of May, but it is HOT here in Georgia! With it being so hot, I wanted to make some treats to help me cool down. I got the idea for making fruity ice cubes from the website, Oh! Sweetbabies.
These ice cubes keep your drink cool and then when you're done drinking, the ice cubes are partially unfrozen, giving them a texture like an italian ice. A treat after a drink! Yum!
Then, from the blog, Tast.e, I got the idea to mix vanilla yogurt, frozen, sliced peaches and strawberries together and then spoon them into a popsicle mold. The original popsicles are much fancier, with added sweetener and the fruit is partly pureed, but as I was using organic yogurt, I figured my popsicles were fancy enough!
With disability justice, we want to move away from the “myth of independence,” that everyone can and should be able to do everything on their own. I am not fighting for independence, as much of the disability rights movement rallies behind. I am fighting for an interdependence that embraces need and tells the truth: no one does it on their own and the myth of independence is just that, a myth. […] Disability justice activists are engaged in building an understanding of disability that is more complex, whole and interconnected than what we have previously found. We are disabled people who are people of color; women, genderqueer and transgender; poor and working class; youth; immigrants; lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer; and more.
But, we're doing a post on what insults are oppressive, and what type of oppression they fall under. Because, it's a sad fact that our language and culture is so Kyriarchal that many of us don't even realize the oppressive roots of the words that are in common usage.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s critical to address slurs, but it’s also important to remember that they are code for something deeper and darker, and that not using slurs doesn’t mean you don’t carry, exert, and reinforce prejudice in your own life.