|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2010-11-02 12:23 pm UTC
Maybe one day I'll start a tumblr called Disability: It Looks Like This! And it would be filled with images of people with various disabilities, both evident and non-evident. And it would combat the stereotype that people with disabilities only look like this picture, which is of a sad person in a wheelchair, in a corner, in the dark, next to a bed with a bare mattress, faced turned away from the camera, the very image of "sad wheelchair user is sad".
Maybe they'd be doing jobs! Or walking down the street! Or hanging with their friends! Or having a party! Or reading a book in bed! Or playing with their kids! Or getting married! or... whatever. Something. Giving keynote speeches as major conventions! Programming things! I don't even know...
I'm just very tired of "disability = sad wheelchair user looking sad".