Thank you for joining us for the first issue of Collective Voices!
Several factors contributed to the creation of this magazine. First and foremost, we wanted to give disability studies students a voice; an outlet through which to express ourselves creatively. As students so much of our time is spent on academic writing for classes, exams, conferences, publications, and hopefully dissertations. This magazine is intended for the other stuff… for those ideas that seem silly, bizarre, or half-baked but are still informed by a disability studies perspective. We believe that such diversions deserve to be shared too. So while our content is intended to be entertaining, we hope that you find it thought provoking as well.
Further, in bringing together our collective voices we hope to strengthen this burgeoning community of scholars, artists, and advocates. This is not just our magazine… this is your magazine.
If you would like to get involved in the magazine click here for a list of open positions.
Wanderlust! – Let’s face it, December is depressing and often you want to be anywhere but sitting in front of a computer screen reading articles on the social construction of or theoretical approaches to disability related whatchemacallits. For this reason we have dedicated December’s issue to wanderlust. If you have an idea for an article relating to disability studies in other cultures or “Tales of Student Travels” check out our submissions page! We look forward to hearing from you.