https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0HZaPkF6qE This is an amazing excerpt from the film “Examined Life” in which Sunaura Taylor, artist and disability rights activist, and Judith Butler, critical theorist, go for a walk and talk about disability, gender, and the politics of inclusion vs. exclusion. Their conversation is so interesting that I really don't need to write anything else,… Continue reading Examined Life: Judith Butler & Sunaura Taylor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEY58fiSK8E I first saw this Louis C.K. clip a couple of weeks ago, and I've been thinking about it ever since. (Be sure you watch until the 3:05 mark, which is where he really starts to make his point). Studying anatomy and physiology and learning about the body has helped me to get to the… Continue reading Maybe everything is amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGyVTAoXEU I stumbled upon this TED talk a few days ago, and it was just what I needed. I can already tell it’s the kind of thing I’m going to be telling my friends about and re-watching for months to come, so of course I had to share it with you all. The talk is… Continue reading Kelly McGonigal on Stress and Chasing Meaning
http://www.ted.com/talks/sue_austin_deep_sea_diving_in_a_wheelchair.html?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_campaign=&utm_source=direct-on.ted.com&awesm=on.ted.com_UnderwaterWheelchair&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static I was so inspired by this TED talk that I had to share it with you all. Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist who lost the use of her legs due to an illness. A new world opened up for Austin when she received her powered wheelchair, yet she was disheartened… Continue reading Amazing TED talk: Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c A must-watch.