Tania Melnyczuk


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. 

Beyond being “special”

Beyond being “special”

Disabled adults exist.

There are even disabled teenagers out there who are anti-ableist intersectional disability rights activists.

Are those concepts new to you? Do they sound… political? Radical? Scary?

OK, let’s change the subject, then. Let’s talk about sunshine and teddybears and “special needs children”. Because then we don’t have to listen, right?*

* Except to the inspirational speaker who overcame the odds, the one who allows us to keep the world the same and encourages us to feel good about ourselves because he made it.