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Tag: ableism

5 Things to never say to your disabled coworker

5 Things to never say to your disabled coworker

Here’s a question: why, in 2018, do people still seem to lose the ability to have a normal conversation with someone who has a disability? What is it about my wheelchair that causes random people to forget what manners are or what acceptable small talk […]

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

The Problem with ‘Wheelchair-Bound’

I still remember the day I brought my first power wheelchair home. I remember the feeling of absolute giddiness. For the first time in my entire life, I didn’t need help to get around. I didn’t have to struggle. I could go from one end […]

I’m never going to overcome my disability

I’m never going to overcome my disability

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen a viral article about someone who has ‘overcome’ their disability. A kid getting out of their wheelchair to walk at graduation or a child hearing their parents voice for the first time. […]

How To Talk To Disabled People

How To Talk To Disabled People

Here’s a step by step guide on how to talk to a disabled person! Step 1: Look at them, not their caregiver, friend, spouse, or family member. Step 2: Literally just talk to them like you would to any other human being. If you completed […]

Ableism and Eugenics

Earlier this week I read a blog post by a woman who believes that we should “play God” and erase all the genes that cause disabilities. Gotta love a little friendly ableism with a side of eugenics, am I right? Her reasoning is that no […]