feminism

Flirting With My Identity As A Disabled Woman

Flirting With My Identity As A Disabled Woman

A major part of my identity is that I am disabled. This is not a newsflash to those of you who know me. In fact you may be thinking, "This is the big revelation? Who cares." That's kind of true. One look at me and you can easily see that I am disabled. But what I draw issue with is the term of disability. It is a label that concludes a value judgement or assessment of ability. The truth is, I have pride in being disabled. It is part of who I am. But it is the often misguided negative associations with the label of disability that I reject.