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Please understand, I have a disability not a disease. I am left ear deaf, and can’t hear clearly as you do. Disability is natural. Sto...
It’s a catch 22. If you’re disabled you’re not perceived as weak/helpless, but lazy. Then if you work, you’re “...
did you know that disabled people hold the record for the longest occupation of a US federal building? disabled people are hardcore and don’t you forget it
Honestly if your body positivity doesn’t include disabled people then I’m not interested 
Spoon Theory & “Appropriation”
So since Tumblr decided to drop this the first time that I posted it, here’s a briefer version of this:I’ve been seeing it go ‘round the internets that ‘using the spoon theory when you are not disabled is appropriation.’Lemme be the first person to say that a) that is not a universally-held view in ...
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some...
disability wheelchair disability activism build ramps not bombs
When disabled people say they don’t want to be treated differently, we mean we don’t want to hear your voice go up 5 million octaves as you talk to us like we’re toddlers, or see your face contort into a big plastic smile when you see us.  We mean, treat us with the respect and dig...
going to the doctor when you’re chronically ill is weird. It’s like imagine everything in your house is on fire, and you’re standing there and the fire department come in like, describe the fire to me and maybe we can find what caused it and put it out. and you can’t just s...
Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually indepen...
Things I’d like to see more of in media characters wearing medical alert bracelets characters taking medication with their meals characters mentioning that they have a therapy appointment characters with reminders to eat in their phones/calendars/planners characters using stim toys characters ...
A note to non-disabled people: If you ask people to hide symptoms of their disability because it makes you uncomfortable, you should take a step back and take a look at yourself. The problem is with you, not them, and it is you who needs to change.
yes but disabled pokemon trainer headcanons: a blind trainer being the first person to find the regis because of their understanding of braille a deaf trainer  with an exploud because they aren’t put off by the noise a paralysed trainer with a kadabra to help them move things around depressed ...
We were told by theater people that we wouldn’t find any blind actors. We attended all three days of Theater Bay Area general audition...
hey everyone. an australian aboriginal woman has been sentenced to life in prison because of her disability, even though she hasn’t been convicted of any crime. she has been in there for 18 months already, and although the government has the facilities to care for people with disabilities, the...
Women with spinal cord injuries report being denied birth control by their doctors in a manner that suggests their sexual lives are over. El...
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This seems really awesome. :D Funny, informative, and, fro...
Most people look at the word “disabled” and assume it means “less able.” It doesn’t. It means “prevented from functioning.” When I turn the ...