By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Disability Studies, Social Policy, Civil Rights & Liberties Review: As with any grouping of human beings, we, members of the disabled community, are no monolith. We have widely divergent views on a variety of topics that impact each of us, including thoughts on physician-assisted suicide, identity politics, self-identifying terminology, diversity within […]
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Check out my essay regarding my participation in RARE Across America 2021 and rare disease advocacy
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Happy 2021, everyone! We did it! We made it through 2020! To kick off the new year, I invited a very special guest onto the podcast: my mom, Mary … Episode 5 – A Caregiver’s Perspective, with Mary Alice Johnston, R.N.
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After a bit of a health-induced summer hiatus, I’m back and ready to talk more type 1 diabetes! And what a perfect way to do so by interviewing … Episode 3 – Talking Type 1 with Daniel Newman
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Thoughts on white allyship in the antiracism movement, coming from a former criminal defense attorney and civil rights activist. I discuss George Floyd, Rush Limbaugh, slavery, segregation, white privilege and more.
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Warning: This post involves some self-pity and defensiveness coming from a white woman. If you bear with me ’til the end, I think you’ll find comfort in the fact that I snap myself out of it and try to encourage others to do so as well. But if you’re in no mood to hear about […]
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Hello, my friends, I hope you’ll take a second and check out episode two of my new podcast, The Phunky Diabetic Podcast, and listen to my captivating conversation with Dr. Victor M. Montori of the Mayo Clinic and the Patient Revolution. I was first inspired when I came across Dr. Montori’s book, Why We Revolt: A […]
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Wow, look at that baby-faced newbie attorney!! Today marks ten years of being a member of the Rhode Island State Bar, and I have to say, it makes me pretty nostalgic! I can’t believe how much has changed over the last few years, and I’m heartbroken to think that I’ll probably never practice law again. […]
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By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: September 28, 2018 For those of you who don’t know, I used to make my living defending those suspected of, charged with, and/or convicted of a wide array of sex offenses. I represented these (mostly) men sometimes from the moment an allegation is made until the appeal is done and […]
Read More The Kavanaugh Hearings: Views from a Former Sex Crimes Defense Attorney