Spears’ revelations about the terms of her conservatorship were shocking to many. However, her story is only the most prominent in a long history of people with disabilities, particularly those who are Black, Latinx and Indigenous, being forced into similar arrangements against their will.
Governor Newsom’s March 19 Stay at Home order abruptly impacted how all Californian’s live, work and play. Workplaces that weren’t deemed essential had to quickly adapt to a new normal. Many of us focused on maintaining productivity and services that somewhat resemble life before COVID-19 – a true example of learning as you go.