Me: Doctor, I am facing a lot of difficulties in breathing for the past few weeks. This is accompanied by severe dizziness and I have had a few unexplained falls in my house. I am…

Doctor: Then you should stop breathing. You know, never do things which are difficult…

Swati Agrawal

I think I wear shame well. Shame is an old friend. I remember the unison cries of ‘Jassi’ (after a TV character) as I walked down my school corridors. I could hardly look at the mirror without grimacing. I would look at my stretch marks, my tan, and…

How #MeToo Gave Me A Vocabulary To Claim Disability Rights

Written by Ria Andriani

Edited by Ankita Anand

Illustration by Viola Gesmundo

Art by Viola Gesmundo depicting a woman with visual impairment using a cane being poked around by many hands.

Is your desire to help more important than my consent?

You stand on the platform to catch the train in the morning. It arrives. You prepare to board…

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Dislang invites contributions from persons with disabilities and illness as well as from their caregivers, families and friends. We welcome Crip voices, Blind voices, Deaf voices, Rare voices, Fat voices, Mad voices and Neurodiverse voices, as well as voices from intersectional margins.

Write something. Something that carries…


Dislang is the voice of dissent. Moving away from the inspirational porn and expert advice, it positions itself as a medium that puts disabled, chronically ill

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