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Guest Post: Rhymes with Inspiration

She takes the final, belaboured step down from her front door to the snow-covered sidewalk and pauses for a moment, one unsteady hand hovering just above the wooden handrail, waiting for her equilibrium to catch up. From inside my car, I watch the unintentional pantomime, waiting for her eye contact to assure me she’s going […] Read more…

Don’t tell me I’m inspirational just because I have a disability

There is this social phenomenon that I have been reading a lot about lately, it’s called “inspiration porn.” It is basically this idea that people with disabilities are truly inspiring to everyone without disabilities because they get up in the morning and go about their day as if they weren’t cursed with such misfortunes. It’s actually […] Read more…