"As long as our common image of the professor remains white, male, straight, well-off, and abled, people outside that circle will encounter both structural and direct discrimination. It’s an image that’s increasingly inaccurate. Disabled academics — like academics from so many other diverse communities and claiming so many types of intersecting identities — are here. They're working hard. And when they receive institutional support, they’re thriving. Let's work on making that the new normal."
With thanks to Stephanie Kerschbaum Joe Stramondo Heide Estes and Brian Kruse for their kind assistance, as well as the many other people who kindly contributed their experiences but who I didn't quote directly.