Posts tagged SMA
Can we please retire calling disabled people inspirational just for living?

Calling disabled people inspirational for sipping their morning coffee at a Starbucks while checking out that hottie with the body (something I enjoy doing) is shit & further stigmatizes our community. We’re much more capable than doing things everyone else does. We’re WORTHY of inspiration because of our TALENTS and our unique outlook on the world, not because we live.

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Cure the #1 Genetic Killer of Infants by Loving Your Genes

I realize it’s counterintuitive to “love your genes” when those very genes are considered to be a defect. They gave you a disease like SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) that causes you to struggle to live a normal life. 

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5 Ways to End Disability Stigma

There’s no question that disability stigma is very prevalent in society. Whether it’s someone seeing you as inspiration porn or giving you unwarranted pity (let’s get real, when is pity ever warranted), here are 5 ways to stop disability stigma in its tracks.

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