Commentary from Joey Pagano

Analysis of contemporary political, economic, social, and cultural issues, written from a first-person, disability rights perspective

As I have watched the Paralympics, the name Becca Meyers echoes between my ears. Thinking what would’ve been, could’ve been and should be has infuriate…
I remember watching President Biden’s acceptance speech on Nov. 7, and celebrating when he mentioned supporting the disability community. Maybe it was …
American gymnast Simone Biles has been the center of attention since removing herself from multiple competitions last week. Biles said on social media …
July is a symbolic month for the disability community. On July 26, 1990, the transformative Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted, and in celebra…
Reading that Andrew Yang conceded in New York City’s mayoral race last Tuesday night was a sigh of relief. The thought of Yang running the biggest city…
Earlier this month, fury mounted when Sia’s “Music” film received two Golden Globe nominations — best musical or comedy film and lead actress for music…
As I worked on my story about the lack of inclusion on college campuses, I had some eye-opening conversations. I talked to Syracuse University professo…
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