We Don’t Want More Beds, We Want Disability Justice
Beds transmute into a form of policing while simultaneously being promoted as an alternative to policing.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a crazy person in possession of an episode must be in want of a bed.
Enter your email address to receive notifications for author s.e. smith
Confirmation link sent to your email to add you to notification list for author s.e. smith
More by this author
In our constrained culture where public, raw grief is not socially acceptable, I fear that grief stories are being asked to do too much.
More in this series
I want to surround myself with people who argue with me, for I learn so much more from these conversations.
“Accommodations are things that we need, and deserve, in order to lead our lives. But they’re treated—we are treated—like we’re trying to pull one over on the rest of society.”
Disability ruins everything, these stories tell us: disability itself is tragedy. These people’s lives are over, apparently, even though they are palpably still here.