15 11 / 2012

If you have broken a limb and are experiencing acute and temporary mobility issues you are injured.

Not disabled.

Not crippled.

Those words (especially the last) are only to be used by persons with disabilities who want to reclaim them.

Got it?

Good.

  1. subliminaltwist reblogged this from fuck-no-ableism and added:
    wouldn’t that be a temporary disability, though? It *would* be questionable to say “I’m disabled” about a broken arm,...
  2. patchworkpoetics reblogged this from girl-in-a-wheelchair and added:
    we’ve gotta keep preaching so that we continue to make space for each other’s complicated relationships to dis/ability....
  3. girl-in-a-wheelchair reblogged this from thelamedame and added:
    Posting this feels a little like preaching to a choir, but so be it.
  4. flutterflyinvasion reblogged this from cripple-fabulous
  5. cripple-fabulous reblogged this from thelamedame
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  7. thelamedame reblogged this from f-emasculata
  8. transgalacticwanderer reblogged this from thelamedame and added:
    This is why I hesitate to reclaim that word for myself because my physical limitations are just that, limitations, not...
  9. f-emasculata reblogged this from thelamedame and added:
    Yes. When I was younger, I was afraid of the word “cripple”, because of what the doctors told me I’d be. I was in...
  10. ifyouveeverbeeninlove reblogged this from thelamedame
  11. chronicallyvegan posted this