December 25 2006 (10:35:00) US/Pacific
I maintain a few blogs; the baggage of enforced respite. I literally have lots of time on my hands, the consequence of a disability that leaves me physically limited but usually intellectually quite limber, and while there are days when I lack the strength to sit up in bed or raise my hands to access the keyboard, most of the time I am able to click away.
The first blog I started is called In Bed With Frida Kahlo. It is named after disabled activist and artist, Frida Kahlo, whose life story, including her strengths and weaknesses; gives me fortitude and insight. This is a very personal blog about my struggles with disability and the massive discrimination that accompanies it. It includes diary posts, recipes, poems, art work, photographs, daily indignities and other musings.
The second blog I started was the Café Intifada blog, which is a bulletin board of events and articles of interest to artivists and other activists. I also include poetry, art, commentary, photos etc. It is the official web page of Cafe Intifada, the organization I head up.
The next blog I developed is Emma’s Room, and it simply publishes my completed, more formal writings; mostly essays.
The Frida blog includes the entire history of the conflict in the Human Rights Committee and UTLA as it pertains to disability, so for those Café Intifada readers who are following the issue of death threats and hate speech, the Frida blog provides some of the back drop as well as the more personal contemplations on both that situation and the current challenge of personal security, anonymous threats and political and social isolation.
In Bed With Frida Kahlo:_Daily indignities, small insurrections and honest musings from a life of_infirmity and rebellion_http://inbedwithfridakahlo.blogsource.com
Emma Rosenthal: A blog of political essays, letters and news._http://emmarosenthal.blogsource.com
Café Intifada: Uniting Art with Critical Consciousness:_http://cafeintifada.blogsource.com/