Author: s.e. smith

So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish

Before I begin with my farewell post, I would like to note that I am aware of the controversy over the Helen Keller blogswarm and my post published yesterday. I prefer to take time to reflect and consider before responding…

Helen Keller Mythbusting Day 2010

Today, 19 June, is ‘Helen Keller Day’ on Second Life, an event that is designed to get Second Life participants thinking about disability and accommodations, something I wholly support. A group of disability rights activists decided to take advantage of…

Bikinis and Bridesmaids and Blubber, Oh My!

As a member of the Order of Fat Curmudgeonly Feminist Hermits, there are few months that I view with more trepidation than June. Not only am I deluged with invitations to social events I dread attending, but I’m also deeply…

So, Like, What’s The Big Deal With Transcripts and Stuff, Anyway?

Captions, transcripts, and image descriptions for websites are often framed as being about folks who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or blind. It’s about a lot more than that. The Internet has some major accessibility problems, and one of the…

A Gauntlet Has Been Thrown!

Every now and then, I take a few precious minutes out of my extremely busy schedule as a Professional Humourless Feminist to listen to what I believe the kids refer to as ‘popular music’ or ‘pop music’ for short. I…

What I See and What I Don’t

Found via Think Progress, a video of an Associated Press reporter diving in oiled Gulf waters and living to tell the tale. I think that there are some really interesting things going on with this video, and they spark a…

Wednesday Fluff!

I’m really mesmerised and intrigued by Albania’s Eurovision entry. I keep coming back to this video because I think there are layers of interesting visual things going on here. The artist is Juliana Pasha, and the song is ‘All About…