Support Ability Maine!
Ability Maine is a place for collecting and sharing information and opinions about living with disabilities. Our intent is to provide a place on the web for people to get information that will help them create better lives for themselves and others. We want to educate and provide resources that will contribute toward people achieving a better quality of life. Ability Maine’s content is created, curated, and published exclusively by people living with disabilities. To visit us on the web go to www.abilitymaine.org
We have recently opened our platform up for a community blog. $75 per month will help us to pay the writers for up to 2 blogs per month. More money will allow us to publish more, but $75 per month will help us to get at least 2 new posts up every month.
About the Community Blog:
We’ll be offering two blog tracks, one for writers who want to submit articles that track and explore current legislative issues or legal policies impacting people with disabilities who are living in Maine, and the other will be open for people with physical or mental health disabilities or those who love them to explore the triumphs, frustrations, and overall personal experiences of navigating Maine with these identities.
This blog will be a community project that gives unfiltered voice to those on the receiving end of living in a state that won't expand Medicaid. We aim to offer voice to the disability community about legislative proposals that impact them for the good or not. We will also give voice to the more intimate stories about living with disabilities in Maine, for instance, what it’s like to seek support from a woefully underfunded Crisis & Counseling while experiencing a mental health crisis, or what it’s like as a parent to help your child navigate the juvenile justice system if they also live with disabilities. We are particularly interested in stories that explore the experience of intersecting identities, like being a person with disabilities who is also homeless or a part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Thank you for your interest in lifting this project off the ground.
Other Ability Maine offerings:
Ability Maine not only offers a resource index that will help folks with disabilities hook up with available resources and services in Maine, it also offers an attached literary journal called, Breath & Shadow, which is the only online literary journal written and edited exclusively by people living with disabilities. To visit Breath & Shadow go to www.abilitymaine.org/breath