By Suzanne KamataLike many, I was appalled to read that a Japanese boy was “abandoned” in a bear-infested forest as punishment. I imagined a Hansel-and-Gretel-type scenario, in which an adolescent boy was led deep into woods, handed a sack of trail mix, and left to fend for himself. Like many, I was angry to learn that the boy was only seven years old.
Today Beacon Press takes part in the international conversation highlighting stories of people with disabilities. In honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ADA, we present two disability stories: one from Terry Galloway, the other from Suzanne Kamata. *** Hearing's...
While watching the footage of the earthquake and tsunami at her home in Japan, Suzanne Kamata couldn't help thinking about how hard it would be to push a wheelchair through the debris.
Maggie Kast had to come to terms with the "R" word in her own life. In this post, she looks at different perspectives on its usage as a slang insult and as a designation.