Thoughts on noticing disability experiences


saturniidaenightfever replied to your post“Anonymous asked realsocialskills: I’m physically disabled, and it…”
As an able bodied person, I am never certain when/if it’s appropriate to bring it up. I don’t want to belittle disabled persons, but I…

noteworthynina said:

really detailed and well written explanation of how to talk to someone with a disability, offer them help, ask questions, what language to use, when is appropriate to mention things, and generally how to be a decent friend/coworker/etc to someone with a disability. As a mostly able bodied person I appreciate a list like this because it can be hard to know how to handle the situation. 

Also my favorite line in the whole thing which hits very close to home:

“It helps to keep in mind that someone mentioning disability probably isn’t actually asking you to understand everything and fix their lives by saying something brilliant. They’re probably just talking about their life, just like everyone else does”

Also I’m probably not complaining or looking for a solution, sometimes it just needs to be mentioned as context or so I can discuss my day or week. Not trying to be negative, but it is what it is. You don’t need to feel bad for me or anything like that. At this point it’s all pretty boring to me :)

ps. I am always happy to answer questions/talk to followers about my health problems and experiences if you are curious about anything.