Stories about: disability
In lieu of governing bodies taking the cries of the most vulnerable in our society seriously, I believe it forces our hand.
At every point, my gender, disabilities and material circumstances put me into situations where I was at constant risk of violence and abuse.
Aegosexuality is akin to being aroused by the idea of sex without wanting to engage in sexual acts oneself – like a spectator who enjoys sports, but has no desire to participate in the game itself.
How can the mind transcend madness when it’s confined and magnified within these walls?
Joe is a conversion therapist hired by my parents to make their child less gay. Preferably straight, otherwise committed to celibacy.
As a Deaf person, movement is such a huge part of my life. I guess I’ve needed to explore more about how dance is connected to Deafness, and how dance is connected to body language.
I can see now, looking back, that much of this was the result of me internalising the cultural, default setting of ableism.
As we celebrate our newly launched DISABILITIES issue, we’re also taking the opportunity to look back on all of the brilliant pieces we’ve published this year. This was my first year as Archer Magazine’s Deputy Online Editor. As a long-time Archer volunteer and hanger-arounder of founder Amy Middleton, I was absolutely thrilled to come aboard. …
We are excited to announce the next print issue of Archer Magazine – the DISABILITIES issue.
My hairdresser says there’s a different kind of freedom from living out of home, and I finally understand what he means. Since moving out, I’ve recognised a part of my identity that’s come as a surprise for me. Even though I’ve been attending queer book events at the library, and have two copies of Guidebook …
Instead of being asked what my favourite colour is or what kind of music I like, the most common question I’m asked on dating apps is, “Can you have sex?” The world of dating is difficult to navigate with a disability. I became a wheelchair user at nineteen. This was also the age at which …
Being diagnosed as an autistic person was the best thing that has ever happened to me. It just didn’t feel like it at the time.
When I wore pink for the first time since transitioning, nothing changed. Years of testosterone didn’t leach out of my bloodstream, like rivulets of sweat running in reverse. My chest stayed a glorious flat expanse, pectorals underscored by my top surgery scars as if in emphasis. The pink cotton shirt was soft, and I liked …
As a raging homosexual who is also Hard of Hearing, I’m sorry to tell you that disabled people and queer people have once again been failed by our society.
Awards that continue to indicate safety where there is none will continue to harm the most vulnerable members of our community.
Musician and artist Diimpa chats to Rose Chalks about musical minimalism, endurance, enlightenment and climate change.
Unfortunately, there are few intersectional disability narratives in the mainstream, and likely even fewer that feature disabled actors.
When Hannah Gatsby asked ‘Where do the quiet gays go?’, I thought, ‘Finally, someone else feels my pain!’ I had never felt more heard. Between being bisexual, being more disabled by my environment than by the disabilities themselves, and in my existence as a person of colour, my queerness has never been seen as fluorescently bright, …
We’ve made it to the end of 2019 already. How did that happen?! We’ve published some really great pieces this year, and we’ve seen some of our old favourites maintain their popularity. To celebrate the end of 2019, we’re sharing with you some of our editors’ picks: a combination of our most-read pieces of 2019, …
Fareed Kaviani on Alison Bennett’s art that investigates the experience of getting a tattoo as a neuroqueer person.
Non-consensual sterilisation does not address sexual violence against women with disabilities. In itself, it’s a form of violence that is lawful.
It’s hard to have pride and want to be included in events celebrating it when those events aren’t accessible.