Let’s Foster More Acceptance
Happy Monday, everyone! I can’t believe it’s already June!
I thought I’d throw a link up to Alyssa’s latest column. In “Let’s Foster More Acceptance,” she describes an encounter with a barista who wouldn’t take her order until Alyssa’s assistant arrived. She assumed that, as a result of physical disability, Alyssa couldn’t speak for herself. She walked away feeling disheartened.
This kind of treatment is all too common in the disability community, and I’m glad Alyssa wrote about it. She says in the column that, because she’s dealt with similar situations her entire life, she’s come to expect it. It is, in many ways, part of her programming. However, Alyssa argues that, “In a world where judgment and inequality are becoming the norm, it’s important to be more mindful of how we treat others.”
Have you experienced something similar? If so, how did you deal with the situation?