Rad Reading: "How our movements can move beyond access to wholeness"

Text: How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness

Author: Mia Mingus

Quote to Highlight: "Ableism is connected to all of our struggles because it undergirds notions of whose bodies are considered valuable, desirable and disposable"

Quick Summary: This article discusses the exclusion of ableism in social justice movements, saying that even among liberals, disability is often seen as "wrong" or "lacking." She argues that social justice movements must move beyond a framework of simply inclusion, towards a celebration and embrace of how bodies work and exist differently.

File it under: Ableism, disability justice, intersectionality

Type of text: Article with minimal academic/social justice jargon

READ IT HERE! (link to website)


POC Online Classroom strives to make social justice readings and resources accessible - with particular focus on the knowledge of people of color and other marginalized communities. Rad Reading is a new series that will give readers a quick idea of each text before they delve into it. We will post every Tuesday and Thursday. This is one of the first in the series, but we hope to have one for every resource on the website in the future. Stay tuned!

Abaki Beck