Yesterday’s pretty hair on the Instagram (which always succeeds making me feel a bit like an old). Poor @igorhairnyc would not approve of it, today. (at DeBerardinis Salon)

redefiningrealness:

I’m turning 30 this summer and just moved into my own place. I am a pansexual woman of color living with Cerebral Palsy. I am also a survivor of assault.
I don’t know that I have a specific story, but many rolled into one.
I live them all each day, for better or worse. I am growing more comfortable in my skin, embracing my newfound independence, and learning to truly love my body just the way it is.
I am #redefiningrealness by striving to create awareness for people with disabilities in the LGBTQAIP community. I want us to be able to stand beside our able-bodied counterparts and be represented. I want people with disabilities to explore and embrace their sexuality and intersecting identities. I want us to be known as multi-dimensional individuals with much to offer.
Janet has taught me to love my curly hair and to be unapologetic and authentic, but, most of all, she has taught me to be and love my WHOLE self every day.
I am Jess: self proclaimed pretty, pansexual, palsy paradox.
I Am #RedefiningRealness.

redefiningrealness:

I’m turning 30 this summer and just moved into my own place. I am a pansexual woman of color living with Cerebral Palsy. I am also a survivor of assault.

I don’t know that I have a specific story, but many rolled into one.

I live them all each day, for better or worse. I am growing more comfortable in my skin, embracing my newfound independence, and learning to truly love my body just the way it is.

I am #redefiningrealness by striving to create awareness for people with disabilities in the LGBTQAIP community. I want us to be able to stand beside our able-bodied counterparts and be represented. I want people with disabilities to explore and embrace their sexuality and intersecting identities. I want us to be known as multi-dimensional individuals with much to offer.

Janet has taught me to love my curly hair and to be unapologetic and authentic, but, most of all, she has taught me to be and love my WHOLE self every day.

I am Jess: self proclaimed pretty, pansexual, palsy paradox.

I Am #RedefiningRealness.

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bygoneamericana:

New Rochelle, New York, 1959.

By Elliott Erwitt

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mikerugnetta:

depthoffieldmagazine:

darkarfs:

wespennest:

Delia Derbyshire

Cut ups, mash-ups, circuit bending, tape-mangling and, oh yeah, the Dr. Who theme.

recognize, clowns

One of the true innovators of electronic music. And yes, she’s the person who “realised” (arranged, performed) the Doctor Who theme.

From wikipedia: “In August 1962 she assisted composer Luciano Berio at a two-week summer school at Dartington Hall, for which she borrowed several dozen items of equipment from the BBC. One of her first works, and the most widely known, was her 1963 electronic realization of a score by Ron Grainer for the theme tune of the Doctor Who series, one of the first television themes to be created and produced by entirely electronic means.”

SUPER LEGIT.

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cpshoes:

NYC Agrees to Improve  Accessibility of Yellow Taxis
 Congratulations to disability advocates in NYC!
There was a big win for accessibility in the Big Apple today. A precedent setting settlement agreement was reached today with the New York Taxi Cab and Limousine Commission and a number of disability organizations. The settlement requires that at least 50% of taxi cabs in Manhattan by the year 2020.
This agreement has huge implications for people with disabilities who live and visit in NYC, affecting everything from interdependent living to community inclusion to shoe durability.

"In the half decade I worked on disability policy in NYC no issue garnered as much attention as accessible taxis," said fellow Ceep Lawrence Carter-Long, former Executive Director of the Disabilities Network of NYC and recipient of the Frieda Zames award for disability advocacy from NYC Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg in 2009. "As the Big Apple ushers in a new era with the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor it appears that the outgoing administration has finally decided to come down on the right side of history. But just barely. 6500 wheelchair accessible taxis in a city the size of New York isn’t perfect but it is most certainly a sign of progress rolling forward. The real test will be in the implementation. Thankfully, history has shown that if the citizens of NYC want something done, they’ll find a way to do it. With the right leadership at the helm great things can come from this agreement and all the work, that has been going on for decades now, that eventually made it possible. I’m cautiously optimistic, hopeful even, that the shoes of disabled NY’ers will last a little longer as a result of decisions like these. After years of unnecessary road blocks and bureaucratic entanglements, the momentum behind this agreement is an extremely good sign."

Image source: Disabilities Network of New York

Hey, that’s me in that archive photo attached to excellent current events…

cpshoes:

NYC Agrees to Improve  Accessibility of Yellow Taxis


Congratulations to disability advocates in NYC!

There was a big win for accessibility in the Big Apple today. A precedent setting settlement agreement was reached today with the New York Taxi Cab and Limousine Commission and a number of disability organizations. The settlement requires that at least 50% of taxi cabs in Manhattan by the year 2020.

This agreement has huge implications for people with disabilities who live and visit in NYC, affecting everything from interdependent living to community inclusion to shoe durability.

"In the half decade I worked on disability policy in NYC no issue garnered as much attention as accessible taxis," said fellow Ceep Lawrence Carter-Long, former Executive Director of the Disabilities Network of NYC and recipient of the Frieda Zames award for disability advocacy from NYC Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg in 2009. "As the Big Apple ushers in a new era with the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor it appears that the outgoing administration has finally decided to come down on the right side of history. But just barely. 6500 wheelchair accessible taxis in a city the size of New York isn’t perfect but it is most certainly a sign of progress rolling forward. The real test will be in the implementation. Thankfully, history has shown that if the citizens of NYC want something done, they’ll find a way to do it. With the right leadership at the helm great things can come from this agreement and all the work, that has been going on for decades now, that eventually made it possible. I’m cautiously optimistic, hopeful even, that the shoes of disabled NY’ers will last a little longer as a result of decisions like these. After years of unnecessary road blocks and bureaucratic entanglements, the momentum behind this agreement is an extremely good sign."

Image source: Disabilities Network of New York

Hey, that’s me in that archive photo attached to excellent current events…

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Them’s my feet…

cpshoes:

#GuestShoes 
You might think that I am posting these particular shoes to signal the beginning of fall…. but, this picture was actually taken June 23rd. 
The owner writes:
"And, no, my feet don’t realize that it’s summer."
Cerebral palsy can mean having feet that do not realize the rules of seasonal attire. According to visionary designer Alexander McQueen, however,  "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules."
Cerebral Palsy - creating fashion renegades through the realities of being out of season. 

Them’s my feet…

cpshoes:

#GuestShoes 

You might think that I am posting these particular shoes to signal the beginning of fall…. but, this picture was actually taken June 23rd. 

The owner writes:

"And, no, my feet don’t realize that it’s summer."

Cerebral palsy can mean having feet that do not realize the rules of seasonal attire. According to visionary designer Alexander McQueen, however,  "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules."

Cerebral Palsy - creating fashion renegades through the realities of being out of season. 

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New Yorkers Aren’t Rude. You Are.

johnskylar:

And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.

I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another.  I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it.  The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.

This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.  

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