Invisible Institutions is a new documentary podcast exploring the past and present of institutions for people labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Canada. Creator and host Megan Linton, a disability researcher and writer, investigates the unreported and invisibilized harms of the institutional system. Join her on her journey to the grounds of current and former institutions, including interviews with survivors, community activists, and experts, as they work together to expose the exploitation, isolation, resistance and survival facing people labeled with disabilities.
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Megan Q. Linton is a researcher, writer, and host of Invisible Institutions. Drawing on her policy background, her writing on institutionalization and disability has appeared in Canadian Dimension, Briarpatch Magazine, the Disability Visibility Project and the CBC. Her research on data gaps and disability, alongside the Tracing COVID-19 Data Project has appeared in Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy and DataLibre. Megan is a doctoral student at Carleton University in the Department of Sociology & Political Economy, where she is also a member of the Disability Justice and Crip Culture Collaboratory.