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
Too many people still feel uncomfortable around disability. But don't feel bad, sometimes even people with a disability feel that way amongst people with a disability different to theirs. We usually feel like we are walking on eggshells, worried about offending by what we might say or not say for that matter! The fear of … Continue reading In the end, aren’t we all drifting towards disability?