Freedom Friday: A 10-Year-Old Designed A Bathroom Sign For People With Invisible Disabilities.

Grace Warnock is 10 years old and she has Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease you can’t see from the outside. The condition can be painful and requires her to make a lot of bathroom stops.  Grace would get judgmental looks when she used the accessible bathroom stall, so she designed a accessible bathroom sign…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Inspiration Porn

Inspiration porn is a term used to describe society’s tendency to reduce people with disabilities to objects of inspiration. You’ve all seen the memes, “the only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Or a picture of a small child running on prosthetic legs accompanied by the caption “what’s your excuse?”  Inspiration porn turns people…
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A female is sitting in a manual wheelchair and she is looking at a light brown colored dog

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Open Letter To Betsy DeVos, From Woman With Cerebral Palsy, Goes Viral

Adapted from an article by Beth Greenfield. Yahoo News. “People with disabilities are one of the last accepted minority groups,” she notes. “For example, in college I had a lot of friends also in wheelchairs, and we were out getting coffee or dinner or something people would say, like, ‘Oh look, it’s a parade!’ And…
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Motivational Monday: How We Get Hooked And How We Get Unhooked

Remember the fairy tale in which toads hop out of the princess’s mouth whenever she starts to say mean words? That’s how being hooked can feel. Yet we don’t stop—we can’t stop—because we’re in the habit of associating whatever we’re doing with relief from our own discomfort. This is the shenpa syndrome.  It is usually involuntary and…
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A female with a green top is sitting in a wheelchair on a sandy beach facing the ocean with her arms raised like she is celebrating

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Myths And Facts About People With Disabilities

This information came from Easterseals Everybody’s fighting some kind of stereotype, and people with disabilities are no exception. The difference is that barriers people with disabilities face begin with people’s attitudes — attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstandings about what it’s like to live with a disability. Myth 1: People with disabilities are brave…
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