I am going to start posting short previews of blog posts I'm working on. If you see a topic you are interested in, feel free to comment and I may cite your comments or ideas in the finished post.
What do people mean when they say, "My disability doesn't define me"? Or, from another perspective, "She doesn't let disability define her"?
What do we mean by "define"? What negative experiences and feelings do we think we are avoiding by not being "defined" by our disabilities? Is it mainly about not liking being labeled, or is there more to it than that?