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What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World

In ten years of doing research and col­lab­o­ra­tions and being men­tored, I’ve learned to see dis­abled peo­ple as doing the most cre­ative work that is also the most urgent work of body meet­ing world. And I think it’s real­ly crit­i­cal to keep both of these things close­ly togeth­er.

Empathy Reifies Disability Stigmas

I think we need to start think­ing crit­i­cal­ly about things that we per­ceive as whole­some. Empathy has become a big busi­ness, and we ought to be able to exam­ine it. Everyone’s always try­ing to diag­nose dis­abled peo­ple. But I’m gonna have a lit­tle bit of fun. And I’m actu­al­ly gonna diag­nose all of you.

…And the Disability Revolution Will be Tweeted

I do dis­abil­i­ty and sex­u­al­i­ty edu­ca­tion. And activism and advo­ca­cy around sex­u­al­i­ty and dis­abil­i­ty issues, and repro­duc­tive health issues. And I want to teach the world that peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties have the right and abil­i­ty to give and receive plea­sure.

Sara Hendren at p5js Diversity

I want to talk about a gen­er­al dis­po­si­tion toward abil­i­ty and dis­abil­i­ty that I try to embody in my own work and the work that I do with stu­dents. That dis­po­si­tion is a kind of pro­duc­tive uncer­tain­ty in engi­neer­ing and design.