Posts Tagged ‘disability’

Bluenose-Ability Film Festival continues to grow

In this image: the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival logo.

ReachAbility’s fourth year of hosting the annual Blusenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) has more events to offer than ever, and plans to grow again next year.   BAFF features both professional and amateur films showcasing stories about or by people with disabilities. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada.   It started as something to celebrate…

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Sexability: When one door closes…oh bloody hell!

I know this column is supposed to focus on disability and sexuality. Due to recent events, I feel it necessary to use this platform to discuss something equally important: accessibility on our campuses. As a student at Dalhousie, the university receives a lot of money from my family so that I can take courses here.…

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Sexability: Just say yes….really, it’s okay

It always strikes me as odd when I realize we always tell women it’s okay to say no to sex, but very rarely do we say it’s okay to say yes. Don’t get me wrong: anybody has the right say no anytime – I’m not debating that. In my view, consent is the most important thing…

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Sexability: My body and I

aHi y’all. I’m sorry for not writing an article last week, but my brain needed a break. But I’m back now and ready to talk to your sexy selves. Everyone has a different relationship with their body. Most of us have things we want to change about or bodies. Some of us may want smaller…

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Welcome to Sexability!

Hello Dalhousie, and welcome to the first official installment of a weekly column in which I  hope to shed some light on a topic I feel many people wonder about but we don’t discuss: sex and disability. Wait…who are you? Oh I’m sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hi, I’m Vicky! I’m a Gender and…

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Vicky Levack is on a roll

By her own admission, Vicky Levack’s main purpose in life started out as a selfish desire. “I wanted things done for me,” she says. “And then I realized there’s lots of other people who need the same stuff. So not only does it help me; it helps everybody else who needs it.” The “it” that…

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Sex: not just for the able-bodied

By Katie Toth, Sex Columnist Picture someone with disabilities in the bedroom. Many of us usually think they’re either sleeping or asking for help getting dressed. We should all forget every stereotype we’ve been taught and instead remember Claire Sainsbury’s simple words on Scarleteen: “Disabled people have sex, too!” People with disabilities are often overlooked in…

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