This Is Living


I’m Blogging at [With-tv]
August 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Check it out– a cable channel tuned in to the disabled community! Read their mission statement here and add your support by signing the guestbook. Here’s what I wrote:

As a person with a disability, I have aways been accutely aware of the
exclusion of people with disabilities from mainstream media outlets- their
stories, their images, their say in the production of culture. This opportunity is long over due and eagerly anticipated!

Many leaders in the disability rights community have already pledged their support. The project is in its early stages, so audience support, participation and influence is crucial to future successes. Influence the scope and flavor of programming!

Let’s add our images, our voices, our politics, our creativity and ideas to the cultural lexicon and amplify our presence! If you care about the arts and wish to shape the course of disability entertainment/ culture do so today by showing your support and spreading the word!

Cross- posted at Pedestrian Hostile 



How might one get a subscription to This Is Living? you ask…
August 19, 2007, 2:36 pm
Filed under: subscriptions, updates

Thanks for your interest in the inaugural issue of This Is Living! In the pages of this zine you’ll relive the adventures of a disability rights activist embedded deep within the social service ghetto- um excuse me, industry.

The fall will be a busy time for me, encompassing a much- anticipated trip to Eastern Europe. Right now, I anticipate publishing TIL biannually. Subscriptions are available for $4.00. Individual copies are $2. Send me a note with your desired edition/ number of copies along with carefully concealed cash to

Jennifer Justice/ This Is Living
2249 W. 21 St. BR
Chicago, IL 60608

Or if you happen to live in Chitown, you may want to help support your local independent bookstore by purchasing a copy at Quimby’s.

I will be providing verbal descriptions of the illustrated passages in TIL for the visually impaired on my website thisislivingzine.wordpress.com. Feedback is welcomed! Share cherished wisdom on how to make a print zine comply with accessibility guidelines or just say hello! Want something reviewed in the pages of TIL? Send materials to thisislivingzine@gmail.com or to the above address.

Coming to the pages of TIL this winter: Ernesto shows us how to survive a brain tumor with flair, I compile my list of the best disability flicks (films on disability- you do the semantics) of all time- send me your recommendations! Plus, highlights from the kickass disability community to be had online! Notes on all that glitters, twitches, rocks, rolls, limps, stutters and blogs!



Salad Days
July 30, 2007, 11:32 pm
Filed under: excursions, food, social services, Uncategorized

Today a few of us went out to eat at what can only be described as the gourmet food court of the local medical park near the agency- the for profit non profit where I work. Mavis wore her silver shoes and looked every ounce the diva.

Gawd, doctors sure know how to eat. I’d say the guys concurred, based on all the food we bought. Dale and Mavis put together these amazing salad concoctions. I love that Dale’s even a little obsessed with it- it really is a great salad bar. I mean, I never thought I’d be writing about salad, but here it is.



Zine Launch!
July 29, 2007, 2:43 am
Filed under: ADA, collaborations, updates, zine launch

Thank you for your interest in This Is Living Zine, where I recount the adventures of a disability rights activist embedded deep within the social service ghetto. Check back soon for updates! I took Ariel Gore’s advice from How to Become a Famous Author Before Your Dead to “publish before your ready.” In my case, this meant some website lag time as the official unveiling of the print zine coincided with Chicago’s own ADA celebration commemorating the 17th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th.

Coming to the pages of TIL this winter: Ernesto shows us how to survive a brain injury with flair, I compile my list of the best disability flicks (films on disability- you do the semantics) of all time- send me your recommendations! Plus, highlights from the kickass disability community to be had online! Creative collaborations are underway with the Chicago Lighthouse and other advocacy groups will soon be teaming up with us to bring artful disability & patient rights advocacy to the masses! We’re your source on all that glitters, throbs, twitches, rocks, rolls, limps, stutters, aches and blogs!