When your adult child has a learning disability, is running their social media controlling them?
A and B represent some viewpoints in thedisabled community.M represents the mainstream community. A: We are not disabled, we are differently-abled, we have a diff-ability.B: We are disabled, full stop! If you feel uncomfortable with that, it’s your problem, not ours. “Disabled” is not a dirty word!M: Errrrrrrrr….. A: Shame on you for supporting TV … Continue reading Who decides who’s right and how? Why the Confusion, you may ask? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Nobody wants their or their child's feature(s) or condition labelled negative or a thing of the past. They are current and very real for hundreds of families.
I had no idea… No idea it was possible to love someone so much, regardless… When I first started to advocate for people like my daughter, I made a very big mistake. By advocating mostly on how able they can be, I was amalgamating worthiness with ability and hence relegating all those in the Down … Continue reading My mistake, my bad…
We have all heard of #RACISM (prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior) and #COLOURISM (prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group). But have you ever … Continue reading DOWNism: When You’re not Even Good Enough for Your Own Community, or…The Dark Side of Positive Representation
what if she couldn't do any of these things? Then what? Would I be nostalgic of those road blocks, warnings and dead ends? I mean, really, then what?
Bits and Bobs about Down syndrome...
I can tell you with utter clarity that it's been a privilege to care for my daughter. She's been the life I never knew I needed.