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Month: February 2017

Hating Comic Sans is Ableist

Hating Comic Sans is Ableist

An essay on my sister, dyslexia, ableism, and the font everybody loves to hate. “For me, being able to use Comic Sans is similar to a mobility aid, or a visual aid, or a hearing aid,” she tells me while we’re both visiting our family in Maryland. “I have other ways of writing and reading, but they’re not like they are for someone who’s not dyslexic.” Hating Comic Sans is Ableist on The Establishment

The Perspicacity of Living with Sparrows

The Perspicacity of Living with Sparrows

There’s not much a non-vet can do for an injured adult bird except put it in a dark quiet place and keep it away from predators. We could give it some birdseed and water if it was a seed-eater (the grosbeak was), but it usually wouldn’t eat under such circumstances (the grosbeak did). This is how I learned the body is its own healer, that good intentions have no physiological power, and that patience is the gateway between celebration and…

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