September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at Stimpunks. We made progress on setting up the foundation and the philanthropic LLC. We got a new logo. We helped launch Josephmooon’s website and their rock album about autistic life. And we did the usual blogging, reading, and giving. Our Blogging Inclusive Meetings, Classes, and Presentations with Access Notes, Bodymind Affirmations,Continue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

Defining Ableism

Excerpted below are quotes from community writing and scholarly studies on the definition, history, and forms of ableism. Content notes: ableism, racism, sexism, white supremacy, slavery, ABA, cure, defectiveness, eugenics, scientific racism, torture, murder, police violence, state violence, suicide, institutionalization, imprisonment Ableism A system that places value on people’s bodies and minds based on societallyContinue reading “Defining Ableism”

Shiny Thing Equity Arithmetic

Originally tweeted by Soni Gill (@Soni_Gill1214) on November 10, 2020. Image description: Shiny Thing Racial Equity Arithmetic: Racism + diversity programming + an anti-bullying program + Kindness Matters + SEL, PBIS, and restorative practices + grit and growth mindset = Racism Likewise for ableism and heterosexism. Our family was sold so many shiny things overContinue reading “Shiny Thing Equity Arithmetic”

Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence

Mindset marketing is no threat to inequity and injustice. It’s bikeshedding of the same old deficit ideology. It flakes off quickly. A big influence on me is Paul Gorski of the Equity Literacy Institute. I wish every educator with growth mindset, grit, SEL, and PBIS in their social media bios would take Gorski’s equity courses.Continue reading “Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence”