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The #DisabledAnd Campaign Challenges Misconceptions About Being Disabled

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After the last year, I felt completely deflated, and not just because of the obvious. My own life had completely changed and more than most – I had surgery, I got my first chronic illness diagnosis, I started using a walking stick and after 10 years I was finally taken seriously by doctors (well, kind of).

But fundamentally, I was disgusted, exhausted and frustrated by the increase in ableism across all parts of society. Ableism is discrimination in favor of abled people.

It characterizes disabled people as inferior to non-disabled people and it has been rife throughout history. But coronavirus and the pandemic highlighted how much of a systemic problem this really is.

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