Five Things Wheelchair Users Want You to Know, Part One

Image Source: Clipartkey.com If you don't personally know a wheelchair user, you've no doubt seen us out and about, and been curious about us and our lives. This list attempts to answer some of your questions so that you don't ask a disabled stranger, and also offers information I and other wheelchair users consider important … Continue reading Five Things Wheelchair Users Want You to Know, Part One

Overperforming Disability: How Many Physically Disabled People are Forced to Evade the Threat of Ableism

Content Note: This post covers many examples of ableism, as well as an instance of fatphobia, and a dysfunctional family dynamic. If any of this is triggering to you, I will not be offended if you cannot read the post. Thank you. Recently, I was at a Target; there to pick up a prescription. Since … Continue reading Overperforming Disability: How Many Physically Disabled People are Forced to Evade the Threat of Ableism

I am Not Confined to My Wheelchair: How We Talk About Wheelchairs and Why it Matters

I hear it frequently, often on the news. The reporter will be speaking about someone with a disability, someone with mobility issues specifically, and they say it: the person they're covering in some frustratingly ableist story is "confined to a wheelchair." I loathe the phrase, along with "wheelchair-bound." I hit mute, because I'm tired of … Continue reading I am Not Confined to My Wheelchair: How We Talk About Wheelchairs and Why it Matters