Posts tagged smaawareness
Interabled couples push back against Dr. Phil's ableist comments about dating and disability

“The surge of solidarity that came out of it is wonderful! Somehow, your rigid perspective brought together people who matter more than you seem to think. Like a coming-out, it made them tell the world about their fantastic and beautiful love/carer stories!”

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9 things everyone needs to know about disabled bodies

1. Are sexy

This needs no further context. It’s just a fact. All bodies are different and that doesn’t mean they’re any less beautiful despite society worshiping iconic things with unrealistic bodies such as Barbie & Victoria’s Secret Angels. Barbie did finally catch up with society and has recently released the first ever disabled Barbie collection, thank god.

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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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