So, in case you didn’t notice, there was a bit of a kerfuffle recently on Skepchick about ableism. Turns out, not everyone on Skepchick has the same opinions, and we all make mistakes. But this experience did teach us one thing: we don’t have enough disabled voices on this network. So, we’re starting a sister site for people with disabilities! And we want YOU to write for us (well, if you’re disabled and like writing). Last year we had two posts for “Blog Against Disablism Day.” One was by Chris Hofstader, and one was by me. If you’d like to contribute to this new blog, please apply!
We’re looking for people with physical or mental (or both!) disabilities who are willing to write at least one article every two weeks. The positions are not paid, but you will get more recognition, the chance to talk about your disability, make the world a better place, and be part of a kick-ass international network.
We will be accepting applications until
Friday, March 21st Sunday, March 16th, so please get your applications in as soon as possible! (Edit: We’re moving up the deadline due receiving to more applications than anticipated.)
Questions About Applying!
I have a disability! Can I apply?
Yes, please do!
What if I have more than one disability?
All the more reason you should apply!
I have a mental, not physical, disability. Can I still apply?
My disability isn’t officially diagnosed. What do I do?
Apply, and we’ll move on from there.
My disability is really rare. Do you still want me to apply?
I don’t have any real blogging experience. Can I still apply?
Yep! Although if you have some kind of writing examples to share, that would help (we’ll contact you for them after you apply).
I have a serious physical or mental illness, but I don’t personally identify as “disabled.” Can I still apply?
I don’t have a disability, but I think I have really valuable opinions anyway.
Please don’t apply.
But that’s discrimination!
No, it’s not.