Alternative Limb Project
Helpful first aid poster for seizures.
this is gonna be on the wall for a year weird??????????????????
My friend Jeffrey's blog
Fictionary: We are Able Together -
What does it mean to be an able-bodied person in our society? How do we begin to define which bodies are able and disabled and how might visibility or invisibility colour our interpretations of who is considered disabled and how they are represented?
If you’re interested in exploring this or…
The other day in one of my lectures, a student was presenting about volunteer opportunities with and services provided by Free the Children. Of course, some of the presenters on “We Day” are individuals with disabilities. Case in point (I cannot remember his name right now and do not care to google it), the man who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands because he has no feet. The presenter in our lecture mentioned how presenters like this man are such an inspiration to kids. He is the one who is saying that if he can do it, why can’t everyone else?
So my question is, is it still inspiration porn if the person with the disability is propogating it? If the person with the disability WANTS to be the inspiration and has done certain things in life in order to make an inspirational statement, can we take that away from them? I’m not entirely sure.
My deaf friend was fired from her job today (grocery teller) because the same customer placed a complaint against her twice. The complaint is that she doesn’t understand them. She is deaf! If you don’t sign or speak slowly so she can read your lips she can’t understand you. She is going to lodge a complaint with the labor board.
PSA: Having a relative or friend with a mental disability does not make you an expert of that disability.
The fact that my mom has a vast array of disorders does not give me the right to assume that I know all about them. I honestly and truly do not fully understand all of them, because I have never experienced them first hand.
In Uncommon Fathers, Kappes (1995) articulated the complexity of relating, and loving for a parent of a child with a disability.
Disability does not present itself without a set of gifts. I
derive comfort from the thought that it’s the sand grain
that seeds the oyster’s pearl [ … ] and pearls are rare
among oysters! The child with a disability enables, perhaps
forces, the family to grow layers of unconditional love,
selfless consideration and quiet strength around this unu-
sual person. Peering into the crib of a child with disability
in the predawn moonlight can bring tears of truly uncon-
ditional love, love that will not be based on the report
card performance, scores as a star quarterback or excellent
performance as a trial lawyer. This love is for who the per-
son is, for their qualities, their trials and for the inner
strength they must develop to take their place (Kappes,
1995, p. 25).
Syona - The Beauty We Love -
Reblogging a beautifully written blog post by a parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy.
“listening” to my boyfriend play the guitar