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Placeholder – December 12, 2007

December 12, 2007

Please note that this blog is hosted by wordpress and is only a “placeholder” that was created prior to moving all of my blogging and information to my own servers and hosting it independently. 

My blogs can be found at:

Professional Policy Blog:  www.DayinWashington.com

Personal/Writing Blog:  www.DayAlMohamed.com/wordpress

I also host a podcast of writing tips:  www.DayAlMohamed.com/unleaded

Please do look for me there.  Thank you!

 Best,

Day

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Miss Ability

January 3, 2007

I know this is more work-related but could not resist the following article at:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2519751,00.html
from the Times (UK) from December 27th, 2006

Reality TV puts disabled women in beauty show

All I can say is – wow.

Basically the Netherlands have a show, complete with swimsuit contest where people with disabilities (visible disabilities), women specifically compete in a beauty pageant.

It reads: “Ever whistled at a woman in a wheelchair? Checked out the boobs of a blind babe? If the answer’s ‘no’, this barrier-breaking show will put an end to that.”

Wow. And even more surprising…it’s been a smashing success and the rights
to remake Miss Ability have been “snapped up” (according to the article) in Britain, France, Germany and the US.

I don’t know whether to cheer or be horrified. I guess I’ll just have to wait until (or if) the show makes its way onto the screen here in the U.S.

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Hello world!

September 27, 2006

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