Thanks to the generosity of many donors, Croakey will soon launch the #cripcroakey series of articles on disability and health by respected writer and analyst El Gibbs, who tweets at @bluntshovels. See her preview below.
Thanks to the generous donations of 59 supporters, and rewards from Disability Media Australia and the Arts Health Institute, we’ve raised enough funds for five articles about disability and health matters.
I’m going to start off with a overarching picture of the disability policy landscape and introduce you to the key elements of the National Disability Strategy as they relate to health. Across the series, I hope to show that there’s a great deal of work to do to seriously include disabled people in ordinary Australian life, and that inequities around health are widespread.
For supporters, I’ll also be sending out some exclusive content via email, introducing you to people in the disability sector and letting you know my thoughts on various disability issues. At the end of the #cripcroakey series, that content will be published here on Croakey. Supporters who chose that reward will also be acknowledged on each #cripcroakey article.
Please feel free to contact me with thoughts and ideas for the series and I’ll be posting the first article soon.
Shawn, Gina & Mac Burns
And six anonymous supporters
Crip is a term used by some disabled people, but not all. This is a useful article from the mighty Stella Young about her use of the term.
You can follow the #Cripcroakey series here.