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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Transablism in the Reverse?

An article I wrote, titled "transablism in the Reverse" was recently published on
In the article, I explore how the concept of transness can apply to disability, and I describe the mismatch between my sighted brain and blind body. Typically, transability is used to refer to people without disabilities who feel that they need them, but I argue that it can be applied to people with disabilities, who, for whatever reason, form an internal representation of themselves as an able-bodied person. This is not an academic post,  but I am hoping that it can be used to generate  curiosity and  dialog. I am aware that some of the statements I make are controversial, and I appologize in advance if what I wrote is triggering or off-putting to anyone. The post can be found here:
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Human Rights Essay Award 2014

This annual competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law seeks
to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human
rights law. The 2014 topic is Persons with Disabilities and
International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to
choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The best articles may
be published in the American University International Law Review.

The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English
and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will
consist of the following: a scholarship to the Academy's Program of
Advanced Studies, travel expenses to Washington D.C., housing at the
university dorms and a per diem for living expenses. For detailed
guidelines about the award please visit:
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Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

American University Washington College of Law

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