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“Letting labels define us”

This. “He’s gay, but he doesn’t act overly gay so he’s okay.” “She has a disability, but feel free to relate to her as a human because the disability isn’t *her*, it’s just a thing. That she has. Like a fanny pack.” That’s how it rings to me.

realsocialskills said:

Sometimes. And sometimes it’s more like this:

  • “This person is so disabled”
  • “Let’s talk about how disabled he is”
  • “Let’s get his mom’s perspective on how disabled he is and what it’s like to raise a disabled son”
  • “This whole video is literally about disability and how it’s perceived”
  • “But look, he also wears hats and skateboards and has friends.”
  • “Therefore, he’s not letting his label define him”