Shared spaces and disability pride

There is something about a shared space held in commonality with people who have similar experiences that is deeply important, which is why so many marginalised communities are working so hard to create such spaces. It’s often hard, though, to articulate why they’re so important, and the functions they serve — it’s not about us […]

Does My Disability Pride Scare You?

Nondisabled people are often extremely uncomfortable around expressions of disability pride and culture. The very idea that disability confers membership in a specific community, and is about more than a particular physical, cognitive, or intellectual impairment, seems deeply frightening and sometimes alienating. Disability is viewed as inherently isolating, an unrelenting tragedy; that people might not […]