This week, one of the trending, or popular, hashtags on Twitter was #HowToPissOffDisabledPeople.
Disabled people (which includes people with chronic disease) were listing phrases that abled people said, or things that they did, that annoyed them.
These are things that I’m sure many abled people say, without thinking. Or even, sometimes, thinking that they are being kind, or sympathetic.
Thanks? I mean… I’m a whole human, with complex emotions. Just because I have disabilities and chronic illness, doesn’t mean I have to be negative and depressed all the time.
The problem with this is, these comments aren’t kind. They betray a sense of privilege, and end showing us that you think we are different, and not in a good way.
Just… All of this… 😒
If you are disabled, you will be used to hearing advice that is meant to be “helpful.” “Helpful” comments and “advice” that is given…
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