What is your relationship with the term “disability” & “disabled?”
What is your relationship with the terms “disability” and “disabled?”
Myasthenia Gravis News’ columnist Shawna, in the column https://myastheniagravisnews.com/columns/what-does-living-with-disability-look-like/, opens up about how they approach and think about this word that is often the center of controversy with non-disabled people. That is because many who have not experienced any physical limitation themselves tend to have a perception in their mind of what disability looks like.
But as all of us with Myasthenia gravis (MG) know, disability and being disabled presents itself in a wide variety of ways, both internally and externally. It is an experience that will be perceived differently by everyone who experiences it.
What is your unique experience with disability? Is it a term you like and use for yourself? Do you experience disability but do not identify yourself as such to others?
What stereotypes have you heard and felt from others about what it means to be disabled?
Is there an alternative way you choose to describe your limitations?
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