Tag Archives: inspiration porn

Birthday Cards Won’t Save the World

This is likely the most disjointed thing I’ve written in a while, but I am so absolutely livid… if I go back and try to edit, I’m going to get more angry, so please forgive the lack of eloquence and use of caps…   DO NOT SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS TO PEOPLE TO WHOSE BIRTHDAY PARTIES […]

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The Cake Debacle

By now, a good portion of Facebook (and the internet) has probably seen the story about the autistic grocery store employee (not trained to decorate cakes) who decorated a cake for a customer, the customer who “graciously” accepted & paid for the less-than-professionally decorated cake, and then promptly went home to photograph the cake and accept […]

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Things I Type at Parents

Things I’ve typed at parents during the first half of today: 1. “Change society, not your child.” 2. “Your daughter is who she is partially because she is autistic. By saying ‘the person she is with autism, not just autistic’ you’re also saying ‘the person she is with femaleness, not just female’ and a litany […]

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OUTSIDE READING – We Are Not Your Inspiration

Please take ten minutes out of your day and listen to Stella Young talk about not being an inspiration… because it may (hopefully) change a particular way you look at your fellow humans and will definitely make you think before you post phrases such as: “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” “Before […]

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OUTSIDE READING – 7 Reasons To Stop Calling Disabled People Inspirational

  Stop posting inspiration porn; all your feel-good news stories about how a team came together to allow a disabled kid to make the last basket during the game or the head cheerleader accompanied the disabled boy to prom or the community came together to show up at an 11-year old stranger’s birthday party, because […]

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