On disability and unintended, dehumanizing ableism behind some common compliments and advice.
I am not here to inspire you.
@sophia A very well written and thought provoking post. I feel like a lot of what you're talking about is caused by people who feel empathy, but lack perspective. I feel that perspective can be a near impossible thing for people to obtain unless they live it. I appreciate that you're able to share your perspective with others. If it's any consolation, I found your photography and writing inspiring before I read this post. The quality of your work is incredible, and something that I hope to work toward.
@sophia It's a really good reminder to take the time out to think before we speak, and actually take a look at the language we're using. I think that it's incredible that people are beginning to feel comfortable enough to share their experiences in order to raise the collective awareness. Cheers!
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