Sunday, February 24, 2013

One Word

If you had to sum up the totality of the disability experience, for yourself and the disability community as a whole, in one word, what word would you choose?

I've been thinking about this a lot as I try to figure out what the point of view of this blog will be. Too often in the disability world we try to answer questions like this strategically. We might think about it a bit too hard and then pick a word that conveys a particular message we think we should convey, or a word that elicits some emotion we want other people to have about us and our situations.

At some point I think it's important in an exercise like this to pick something that fits and resembles what living with disabilities is like ... something that all people with any kind of disabilities can relate to.

My choice: