On Elevating Your Cool Status When You Have a Disability
This is one of my favorite columns I’ve written for SMA News Today: https://smanewstoday.com/2018/11/06/sma-on-being-cool-when-youre-wheelchair-bound-halloween/?amp
I sometimes find myself struggling with how people perceive me, on account of all the disability stereotypes that are still prevalent today. We’ve talked about the whole “inspiration porn” concept before, and it really does feel like there are people who think people in wheelchairs are perfect little angels. I wanted to write about this, and explore the concept of disability as something that’s cool.
Can any of you relate? Let me know in the comments.