Greta Thunberg: recent publications

Disability Is Not a Costume

Dear abled people,

Before you even think of dressing up as a disabled person or disabled character for Halloween, ask yourself the following questions:

Does this person’s/character’s disability play a role in their identity? How often is identity-first language used to describe this person/character i.e. deaf man instead of a man with deafness? Would this person/character still be considered inspirational if they didn’t have a disability? If a non-disabled person had the same accomplishments as this person/character, would they be getting the same amount of media attention as the person with a disability? Think of people like Helen Keller, Ray Charles, Greta Thunberg. Each of these people has done stuff non-disabled people do on a daily people liking personality character

Greta Thunberg Helen Keller Ray Charles