Cover Photo: Photograph by Hugo Glendinning and the Stopgap Dance Company/Flickr
Photograph by Hugo Glendinning and the Stopgap Dance Company/Flickr

The Beauty of Spaces Created For and By Disabled People

It is very rare, as a disabled person, that I have an intense sense of belonging, of being not just tolerated or included in a space, but actively owning it.

ThisisAn Unquiet Mind, a monthly column by s.e. smith that explores disability identity and its interaction with the world at large.

before,

this space, is for me. us.

Photograph by MANCC/Chris Cameron, courtesy of author

social rightness

Photograph of 3D printed ramp by Lisa Niedermeyer, courtesy of author

why

Photograph of celestial stage by MANCC/Chris Cameron, courtesy of author

s.e. smith is a Northern California-based writer who has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Bitch Magazine, and numerous other fine publications.