Ableism in its simplest form, is discrimination toward disabled people. But it encompasses so much more than what you might assume.
Tag Archives: Disability
YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO DISABLED PEOPLE’S MEDICAL INFORMATION
People are curious about what they don’t know. I get it. I’m curious to know what a wooly mammoth feels like, and how people can read my emotions so accurately just by the way I move my face. [How does one raised eyebrow say so much?]
I WAS BULLIED FOR BEING BLIND –A MINI MEMOIR
I’m somewhere between four and six years old–no longer sighted but not quite blind–when I’m bullied for the first time. And though the details are lost to memory, the belittlement and fear has never left my body. And I know it never will.
ASKING “WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE BE LIKE IF YOU WEREN’T DISABLED” ISN’T BEING CURIOUS, IT’S ABLEIST
It’s always puzzled me, when watching interviews with artists and musicians who’ve made it big in the industry, that almost without fail, the interviewer asks a question along the lines of, “What would you do if you hadn’t pursued music?”
WHY I’M THANKFUL FOR MY DISABILITY
Growing up around the Thanksgiving dinner table, when asked what I was thankful for this year, my disability was never on the list.
GUEST POST — AN OPEN LETTER TO NEW DOG GUIDE USERS
I’m so excited to have my dear friend and fellow disability blogger, Anneliese, once more grace my blog with her wonderful, wordly presence. Anneliese is many things–many wonderful, wonderful things–but today, she brings her experience and wisdom as a two-time guide dog handler to the blog.
DISABILITY IS ABOUT PEOPLE, NOT POLITICS
My high school history teacher said there would come a time that I’d need to understand politics. And although I know bits and pieces of governmental bodies and systems, I can’t participate in dinner table discussions or understand news articles in a way I always hoped to. I want to learn more.
THE A-E-I-O-U’S OF ACCESSIBILITY — Y IS FOR YES!
It’s here at last, the final instalment in the series, The A-E-I-O-U’s of Accessibility! It’s bittersweet reaching this point, but more than a sadness at seeing this series come to an end, I’m excited to see where we take it going forward in our lives.