Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"[T]he more-than-human influence of the thick, complex field of presence we have named disability might be explored more deeply if we consider dis/ability. That is, if we focus ourselves on the *dis*.

What we are, I am, attempting, is to discuss this thick presencing shorn of all human notions of the moral. Accepting (and of course, failing) to approach the disability on its leaking terms..." [1/?]

Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"If, as Bayo [Akomolafe] says, disability is a failure of power to contain itself, then within power, integral to it, is disability. The manifold presencing involved indicates that disability is a leak, an unnoticed flow which is always present. Every activity, every activism, every process and practice has this incomprehensible, occult flow which is incomprehensible due to its sheer richness." [2/?]

Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"In this sense, when discussing power, we might consider naming this catalytic presence as *dis/power* - it is not in [dialectical] opposition to power - far from it, but it instead leads the gaze away, plays with power’s meaning and subverts goals with its goal-less, non teleological presence.

Dis/powering is also not antithetical to empowerment, but it troubles notions of power-and-ability-rooted solutionism. " [3/?]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

". It is unreliable, like a god who is known to raise up heroes and abandon them at critical moments - conventionally untrustworthy, a keeper of secrets who nonetheless leaks and shit-stirs for their own inscrutable ends.." [4/?]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"The slick blackness where one can never be sure of its texture or tackiness - one moment, soft and pliant, the next crunchy and brittle, but exuding a stomach-roiling fluid - just as certain psychedelic plants and fungi may trouble mortal digestions for their own amusement.

Trustable only ever as themselves on their terms, not ours, or those of convention - and so it it is with disability.

Bodies leak. They fail." [5/6]

Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

The above thread is composed of bits of my curently unpublished essay "Disability Leaks Everywhere" [6/6]

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