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01 May 2009

Creative Protest: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009

This post is to blog against disablism, using the medium of anti-disablist images and designs I have created.

I am a firm believer in creative protest, and these designs I have made feel to me like a powerful statement against the disablism we face.

=="Special" design on different items==

A witty design as a response to the 'what's up with you then?' question that's often asked to disabled people in a rude and insensitive and nosy manner!

==Witch's Curse design on different items==

Disabled people don't want to patronised and pitied, or called brave or be used by charities to raise money. No pity! Just respect, equality and access please!

==No Pity Designs on different items==

For anyone who doesn't follow the rules! Anarchists, disabled people, psychiatric patients, protestors... promote civil disobedience if you dare!

If you want to break free, get non-compliant! And rubber stamp it across your chest with this t-shirt.

==Non-Compliant design on different items==

Disability rights slogan and logo. Nothing about us without us! Works well on all colour backgrounds.

Promotes independence and self-determinism, as well as opposing being patronised or pitied.

==Nothing About Us Without Us design on different items==

==A t-shirt for those with invisible disabilities.==


rickismom said...

Liked the "It was a witche's curse" Right on!

rickismom said...

PS I disigned a tee shirt for my daughter-- can see it on my post today, (half-way down)


seahorse said...

I love these! Can't find the post I did ages ago but I wrote a whole bunch of slogans when particularly angry one day. Don't have your design talent though! Brilliant.

Never That Easy said...

I am so totally putting the witch's curse one on my wishlist - so great when you don't have comeback at the ready! :D Great post!

incurable hippie said...

Thank you all! And Seahorse, if you find your slogan list and want to let me know, I could have a go at some new designs using some of them :)

And yeah, I'm especially glad that people like the witch's curse. I'd love people to use it as a comeback!! Just flash the tee!

Miss Waxie aka A Comic Life, Indeed said...


I like this a lot! It's funny - since views people have on disabled people are so firmly based on images, it seems so obvious that we need to fight right back with images of our own, and yet its something we don't so often think about.

Very cool indeed.

I have a photocomic about my experience with my illness - maybe you'd like to check it out. You can find it at http://acomiclifeindeed.wordpress.com

- Miss Waxie

BenefitScroungingScum said...

I love the witches' curse one too! BG

Viagra Online said...

Hi, i just wanted to say how proud I am of your work. Disable people need to be treated like any other person in the world. I respect your work so much. Keep up like that.



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