New York Times Disability Series In August 2016, The New York Times kicked off a new weekly opinion series dedicated exclusively to publishing essays by disabled writers. Its first offering was “Becoming Disabled,” by Rosemarie Garland Thompson, a foundational voice in the field of disability studies. She mined her personal experience to explore themes from societal perceptions of disability to the disabled community’s lack of a collective identity to whether being disabled is a physical condition or a mental construct. “The one thing most people d