Is disability a universal experience? The Obermann Center’s 2019 symposium asks provocative questions on disability and identity

“A lot of people couldn’t do what I do,” Steve Oulman says. “I survived so many surgeries when I was a baby, and I’ve had bad bedsores. Just living in this body makes me a badass.” He self-styles as OCG — the Original Crippled Gangsta — which he had embroidered on a hat along with a pot leaf. “I got bullied and called cripple so much in junior high school that one day I said, ‘Screw it. I’m just gonna make this me.’” […]

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Nine disability friendly businesses in Iowa City to visit this holiday season

Here are a few suggestions for feel-good holiday giving from Seen & Heard, a new community integration project run by Systems Unlimited, which works to increase visibility for people with disabilities in Iowa City. Every single day since the project began in August, we’ve been out meeting with community leaders, enjoying Iowa City’s cultural opportunities […]

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