On the other hand, they'll never catch me based on your description!
Ok, I know people are trying to say "I don't care if you're disabled or not. If you're interesting I'll hang out with you - otherwise, get lost." or "what's your disability got to do with this?" or "I'm not daft. I don't rate people's value based on their ability to tie shoelaces." So why don't they just say that?
Fair enough if a) the speaker has a visual impairment or b) the disability is genuinely an invisible one, but otherwise: No.
Why is 'not seeing' disability a good thing. As if it is shameful, or embarrassing or something to hide.
Disability isn't inherently negative. Nor is it inherently positive.
It is a normal.
And you can't accept something you won't acknowledge.
Disability may mean doing things differently, but it certainly doesn't stop you living a rich and fulfilled life as a valuable and valued member of society, so why this strange avoidance of it?
You see hair colour, shape, clothing - and they are all different, so why not admit to seeing disability?
Because if you STILL won't see mine, you are going to create some seriously awkward moments where the different approach I take, which works perfectly for me, collides with your inability to acknowledge my difference.
I'm differently normal.
But so are you.
Get over it.
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