Archive: Jan 2015

  1. Stop Making Assumptions About My Abilities! – My Recent Encounter with Ableism

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    Ableism – A form of discrimination against people with disabilities. A social prejudice.

    When a disabled person experiences ableism, it can evoke a myriad of emotions such as anger, hurt, self-consciousness, and dehumanization.  When ableism comes from those we expect to “know” better, medical professional like doctors and nurses, and helping professionals, shock waves travel through our bodies we immediately wonder how many other disabled persons had this individual said or done these offensive things to?

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  2. Seeking Disabled Women of Color Advocates – Your Voices Are Needed!

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    A major goal established for Ramp Your Voice! in 2015 is getting the voices of disabled women, especially women of color, out to the mainstream.  Disabled women of color are the driving force as to why I created Ramp Your Voice! in the first place – the gross disparity of minority voices within the movement troubles me dearly, and it can no longer persist.  If other disability advocacy organizations are neglecting to diversify their outreach efforts to be more inclusive, then why can’t we, disabled people of color, carve out our own niches and refuse to sit around waiting to be discovered?

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  3. My New Year Resolutions as a Disabled Advocate

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    This is the first full week of the new year, and surprisingly, I have not made any resolutions at this point.  Why?  Majority of the procrastination has to do with the fact that there is SO much that I want to accomplish that I do not want to overwhelm myself mentally; a small portion is that I took my mental health Holiday break seriously, which meant that non-urgent tasks took a backseat.

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