Tania Melnyczuk

Concepts

We make choices based on our understanding of concepts. My Concepts posts deal with abstract and complex concepts and with the axioms, tenets, paradigms, principles and values enmeshed with, derived from and inherent to them. 

How not to fight the stigma of disability

How not to fight the stigma of disability

Disabled people, woah.

You don’t fight the stigma of disability by showing off how non-disabled you are.

That makes it worse for people who can’t do what you can do, and it also makes it worse for you if you crack and lose the basis of your misplaced self-esteem.

Be happy about your abilities. I am.

Celebrate your workarounds. I do.

Be proud of overcoming obstacles to achieve something which non-disabled people take for granted. I am.

But don’t do any of this just to prove that you are “worthy”. You were always worthy.

Pills in a drawer. Most of the blister pack has been used up.