Articles by:

LANDRE: Include Disability in Policy Reform

LANDRE: Include Disability in Policy Reform

American voters see health care as the most important issue facing our country today, according to November’s exit polls. In response, Democratic presidential candidates have promoted versions of Medicare for All and universal health care which, they say, will fix our broken system. Behind the promises, though, is the possibility[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

Strolling down Wisconsin Avenue, I barely notice the young family passing me  — that is, until their daughter abruptly stops and points at me. “Mommy, what’s wrong with her?” she asks, staring with a mixture of horror and fascination. She was, of course, referring to the fact that I’m a[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Ref2

LANDRE: Protect the Disability Safety Net

Toward the end of last summer, I stopped drinking coffee in the morning. It wasn’t, as one of my coworkers inquired, because I wanted a caffeine detox or a switch to tea. Instead, my insurance company was threatening to cut my aide services. I was trying to reduce my drinking[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

It took me a long time to consider myself “disabled.” I know that sounds strange coming from someone who, wheelchair and all, is a veritable poster child for the term. Yet growing up, “disabled” conjured images of sick people on television or patients in the hospital where my mom worked.[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trauma Ignored in Response to GUSA Resignation

Content Warning: This letter mentions sexual assault; please read with caution and know that there are resources to talk to if you need them, including Health Education Services ([email protected]), Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Project Lighthouse (www.projectlighthousegu.com). The Hoya’s editorial board recently[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings

When I made the decision to attend Georgetown University, I knew that navigating a historic campus in a wheelchair would be a challenge. The cracked cobblestone streets and picturesque staircases that blanket campus are clear red flags for those with mobility issues. Upon moving in however, I found that many[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top