My Internalized Ableism: recent publications

The Moment I Recognized My Internalized Ableism

I didn’t think internalized ableism applied to me. Perhaps part of me wanted to believe I was invincible to these types of forces. Everyone’s always telling me how strong I am, and giving me gold stars for getting out of bed that day; I couldn’t possibly internalize these things. Yet, here I am writing this, because today, for the first time, I recognized how deeply ingrained and internalized ableism is within me.

Ever since I started to publicly acknowledge my disabilities, I’ve been recognized on my college campus as the girl who is unapologetically disabled, willing to stand up for whoever the hell needs it, and always wants to go and do things that are bigger than myself, like change the way the institution handles disabled students and

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My Internalized Ableism