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Voices

I started this blog to express myself, raise awareness, and provide resources on disability. More importantly it is meant to give people with disabilities a voice. Since the start of the new administration, people with disabilities and many other marginalized … Continue reading

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Concept of Normality

According to Davis we live in a world of norms that exist everywhere in everyday life. Normality has became common belief and is practiced by many. It is a utopian hope for social-economic improvement. Normalcy originates from our desire to … Continue reading

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Hierarchy of Disability: Stigma

Culture and society is shaped by people’s understanding of “normal”. Normalcy is less human nature, more a societal feature. People strive for the “ideal body”, originally a mytho-poetic unattainable ideal. Over time the “ideal body” became the average and people … Continue reading

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Poster Children

Culture and society is shaped by the use of poster children. People viewed poster children as representing all people with disabilities. This assumption limited people’s understanding of disability. A limited understanding of disability opens the door for misunderstanding and stereotyping … Continue reading

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