(Reblogged) Ableism: Discrimination Against Disabled People by The Wheelchair Teen

Originally posted on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL:
The act of writing forces us to contemplate things more deeply, to question what we believe. Bloggers, novelists, all writers lay ourselves bare when we publish. When we communicate our passions, readers are challenged to think — and they challenge us! Thank goodness for the world of blogging,…

Inspiration Porn vs. Actual Inspiring People

Inspiration porn is an important term which both disabled and able-bodied people should be aware of because it affects the way able-bodied people view the disabled and sets unrealistic standards for disabled people to reach. The term was originally coined by disability rights activist Stella Young in 2012. She pointed out that most people only… Continue reading Inspiration Porn vs. Actual Inspiring People

‘Disabled’ vs. ‘Physically-Challenged’ and Other Such Terms

Don’t roll your eyes, I know that the issue of how to refer to people with a disability is one that the disabled community is tired of debating. But as well as simply sharing my own opinion on the matter, I thought I’d do something slightly different by also sharing my personal experience with different… Continue reading ‘Disabled’ vs. ‘Physically-Challenged’ and Other Such Terms