Disabled People Don’t Need To Be “Fixed” — We Need A Cure For Ableism

Disabled People Don’t Need To Be “Fixed” — We Need A Cure For Ableism

“Don’t you want to get rid of your disability?” 

It’s a question that doctors, photo editors and kids have asked me. Strangers have taken my hand and prayed for me. 

Even some of my close friends, who know that I am a proud disabled activist who wears a tracheostomy tube, have admitted that they hope, one day, I can undergo a procedure to get rid of my disability once and for all. 

“So you can lead a normal, healthy life,” they say. A part of me understands that people are expressing genuine concern for my health — but they don’t realize how painful and ableist it really is.

 

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Brella Buddy RehaDesign's Wheelchair Umbrella Holder

Brella Buddy RehaDesign's Wheelchair Umbrella Holder

Having multiple Mobility Aids

Having multiple Mobility Aids