s.e. smith

Fighting Words

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights

Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.
s.e. smith
9.18.18
disability

Disaster Planning Often Leaves Disabled People Behind

Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
s.e. smith
8.27.18
disability

New York City Is a Nightmare for Disabled People

The subway is a mess, and taxis and rideshares aren’t always accommodating to disabled passengers.
s.e. smith
7.17.18
Sleep

How to Introduce Your CPAP Machine Into a Relationship

Between 5 and 20 percent of the population has some degree of sleep apnea.
s.e. smith
6.11.18
HIV

HIV Is Still a Big Problem in Prisons

Drugs and unprotected sex on the inside aren't the reason why.
s.e. smith
1.2.18
disability

It's Really Hard to Give Disabled Athletes a Level Playing Field

A British sprinter recently returned her medal, feeling that an inaccurate classification had given her relay team an unfair advantage.
s.e. smith
12.14.17
disability

Cops Are More Likely to Arrest Disabled People

“People in prison are more likely to have a disability so it’s hardly surprising that arrests would similarly have a disproportionate impact.”
s.e. smith
12.5.17
LGBTQ

How to Build a Penis

Surgeons explain the slow, careful process.
s.e. smith
10.17.17
STDs

People Are More Comfortable Talking About HIV Than Herpes

For something so common and benign, herpes is still treated with horror and repulsion.
s.e. smith
9.12.17
Organ Donation

How Trumpcare Could Screw Over Organ Donors and Recipients

Insurance costs are likely to skyrocket while coverage plummets.
s.e. smith
7.27.17
STDs

What It's Like to Date When You're Straight and HIV Positive

The cruelty from prospective partners can be heartbreaking.
s.e. smith
6.29.17
healthcare

Trumpcare Could Mean Mass Institutionalization for Disabled People

Republican threats to Medicaid are ringing alarm bells for disabled activists.
s.e. smith
6.28.17
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