Website Launch

Whee! My website, although not done, is in one piece. As some folks know already, I’ve decided to quit my day job at the University of Vermont in July and go freelance as a writer, speaker, and teacher. It’s a wild experiment that I hope works in the midst of a recession. Ultimately what I want is more time to write.

The website is both a kind of extended business card and advertisement for what I do and hopefully a bit of a resource for issues around queerness and disability/Deafness. To that end, I’m developing a Queer and Trans Disability/Deafness Resources Page. I want to make it as comprehensive as possible. It’s being interesting to figure out what the boundaries of this webpage are:

*what about AIDS writing and cancer writing that don’t name disability or Deafness but are intensely about bodily difference
*what about queer folks whose impairments influence their work but who rarely or never reflect upon disability or Deafness directly
*what about communities and cultures that frame disability in ways very different from the mostly white, mostly physical disability perspective of the disability rights movement
*what about issues of outness both around queerness and disability and Deafness
*how to include Deaf resources without conflating Deafness and disability.

I have few answers but am enjoying working through the layers.

The page is far from comprehensive yet. If you have resources you’d like to add, please drop me a comment or e-mail

Allan said,

March 23, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

Just read your post to the QueerDisability list, and thought I’d drop in (for the first time) to take a look around and offer my congratulations on getting things together here. Congratulations! It looks very professional, bursting with resources and information. It’s clear you’ve spent a great deal of time on it.

Susan Raffo said,

March 25, 2008 @ 8:04 pm

Wow, Eli. I am so pleased and excited that this is happening. Now I get to work on getting you out here!

Jay said,

May 3, 2008 @ 11:54 am

I’m late to the party, but congratulations on an excellent job with your new site and with going freelance.

Take care,

Ray said,

May 31, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

I wrote a Diary on DKos and someone recommended this site. I’m so glad they did. Wonderful work!

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