Please Stop Saying "Don't Let Your Disabilities Define You!": An Open Letter to Almost Everyone – Adios Barbie

December 22, 2014 by Guest Author

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Please Stop Saying “Don’t Let Your Disabilities Define You!”: An Open Letter to Almost Everyone

By Rabbit KM for Q**** Cripple, cross-posted with permission

Hi, able[-bodied] people!

Today on Twitter, I saw a series of tweets by @shufflejoy  that I wish all abled people would read and think about:

It’s important. People, particularly abled people, try to separate disabled people from our disabilities a lot. For example, if you tell me (like many abled people have) “You’re not your autism!, ”“You’re not autistic, you’re a person!” or “Don’t think of yourself as disabled” you’re separating me from my [...]

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