July issue is up! Breath and Shadow, Volume 5, Number 5

July issue is up! Breath and Shadow, Volume 5, Number 5
July 2008
We’re Back! Issue


As most of our readers are aware, all the folks at Breath and Shadow
are disabled, which gives us a unique perspective on disability
culture. However, this also means we sometimes have to deal with time
lags due to illness, treatments and recovery. The latter has been the
case for the past few months. Our Editor Emeritus, Sharon Wachsler,
found in April that working on B and S was taking too large a toll on
her recovery, so she has decided to step down from her official duties
at the mag, although I’ll still be pestering her with questions and
requests for editorial advice. At the same time, our invaluable web
master, Norman Meldrum, was hospitalized, so without his expertise we
missed our May and June issues.

ROSC (Resources for Organizing Social Change) has recruited a new web
assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to formally welcome
Scott Blackburn to our team.

In this issue of Breath and Shadow, B and S editor Stephanie Green
shares three of her poems, A Sense of a Man, You and You, and Essay.
Selina O’Brien explores her disability from a unique vantage point in
her creative non-fiction piece, Birthweek. Driving Without A Map is
Gary Bloom’s review of the book, Is It Me Or My Meds? by David Karp, a
Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Ilana Jacqueline’s short
story, Scream, is a compelling glimpse into one writer’s anxieties,
while It’s OK Not To Be OK by Teri Zucker shows another.

To read this month’s issue, please visit:

Breath and Shadow Staff:

Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief

Assistant Editors: John Thomas Allen, Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Larry
Berger, Jeanette Beal, Anne Chiapetta,Linda Cronin, Stephanie Green,
Arden Eli Hill, Erika Jahneke, Paul Kahn, Erin Lewy, Robin Mayhall,
Tricia Owsley

Call for Submissions:
Breath and Shadow is once again soliciting quality poetry and prose
submissions for our future issues. All writers must be disabled, and
should visit our homepage for guidelines.

Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort by AbilityMaine’s staff,
Norman Meldrum and Scott Blackburn; our sponsor, Resources for
Organizing and Social Change (ROSC); and our many invaluable readers
and contributors.

            Please consider donating to Breath and Shadow. We do need
your support, and your gift is tax-deductible. You can learn more by


About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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