Before you tackle another story related to disability issues, I invite you to come spend the day with me. We don’t need microphone booms or producers; I’ll just buy you your favorite beverage, we’ll take a ride in my wheelchair accessible van and we can navigate the world from a different perspective than I bet you are used to. It is my hope that such an experience will broaden your understanding of the issues you cover and better prepare you to provide more complete context for your audience. You don’t have to be perfect, but you do need to be better.
… organization that fights sexual abuse in online communities — communities driven heavily by fans — we are terrified of not only the harm that Sony’s actions are having on Kesha but the harm it is doing to her fans and survivors everywhere.
… norm. Of course, anyone with basic human decency should support releasing Kesha from her contract. But we know the power of fan communities and we know that fans of not just Kesha — but of music in general — are ready to take a stand against the actions of the music industry.
If a celebrity with the weight of the press and significant funds at her disposal can’t succeed — if she can’t even avoid people doubting the truth of her accusations — what hope do the rest of us have? Survivors around the world are watching Kesha’s story of being abused emotionally, physically, and …