“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. Stop believing that disabilities keep a person from doing something, because having a disability doesn’t stop me from doing anything. So you can know me for my abilities, not my disability. And please… don’t make fun of people with disabilities, you don’t realise how much they can inspire you.”
Honestly if your body positivity doesn’t include disabled people then I’m not interested
“Many of the greatest achievements in this world were accomplished by the tired and discouraged who kept going. Live, Love, Dream. Make it ha...”
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 ...
“Find someone who wants to invest in you, learn from you, see you win, support your visions and fall in love with you daily.”
IZ- fashion for wheelchair users
“We believe wheelchair users should have access to the same styles and trends everyone else has, without ever having to compromise comfort.Our clothing has signature cuts and styles to fit a seated body shape, falling and draping naturally without interfering with wheelchair mechanics. We use top-qu...
Just a quick note on current UK political events: They know they’re killing us. They have the numbers, they know we’re dying because of their cuts to disability spending. They can say whatever they want, but they can’t claim they didn’t know. They are killing us. They&rsq...
“Forgive yourself for accepting less than you deserved - but don’t do it again.”
disabled people who are unable to work are just as valid and worthy as disabled people who can work
I’m at risk of homelessness and legal actions against me
I’m permanently bed bound with a disability from an accident, which renders me unable to work (medical evidence linked). I only receive $197.65/week in social security payments. A nursing agency has threatened to take immediate legal action if I fail to meet repayments of $200/week for outstandi...
Luminous Beings Are We
I’m tired.No. I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted by the fact that I have to fight – verbally, physically, emotionally fight – to be recognized as a human being worthy of accommodations in public places.Quick, here’s a thought: when you think of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and making accommod...
“It’s 2016. You need motivation? No, what you need is discipline. IT’S TIME TO FOCUS. Force yourself to do things. Force yourself to get u...”
“My whole life I’ve been telling myself, ‘don’t be afraid’. And it is only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like s...”