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