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Disabled Well-Being & discrimination

Below are the best resources we could find on Disabled Well-Being and discrimination.

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The Unique Body Image Challenges Related to Disability

In many cultures, people with disabilities are often thought of as being sickly, feeble, and fragile. With those generally inaccurate perceptions of disability also come more harmful notions.

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My Disability Won’t Stop Me from Being a Mom | AJ Shorts

There’s no love like a mother’s love. Valeria Rodriguez Fontenla, a single mother in Argentina with a debilitating disease, overcomes incredible odds for her daughter.

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Sex and Disability

The title of this collection of essays, Sex and Disability, unites two terms that the popular imagination often regards as incongruous.

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What Is Ableism?

Ableism centers around the notion that people with disabilities are imperfect and need fixing.

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Inclusion, Belonging and the Disability Revolution: Jennie Fenton at TEDxBellingen

Jennie shares the story of her family’s journey from disability to possibility and all the dark and light places in between.

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Trapped: My Life with Cerebral Palsy

Living in the Belgian Congo with her husband in the 1960s, Fran’s mother became pregnant with a daughter. However, right after she gave birth in the hospital, she felt strange. Unbeknownst to anyone, another daughter was on the way, but before anybody responded, an hour had passed.

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What Is Ableism, and What Is Its Impact?

Ableism refers to bias, prejudice, and discrimination against people with disabilities. It hinges on the idea that people with disabilities are less valuable than nondisabled people.

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Triple Cripples| TEDxSussexUni - Empowerment as a Disabled, Black Woman

The dynamic duo of Jumoke and Kym tackle the topic of empowerment and what that means for disabled, Black women.

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Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.

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5 Simple Ways to Support Disability Activism

Disability activism is empowering. Keys to getting started are staying open, sharing the stage, working collaboratively, listening and learning, and being willing to ask for help to make it less scary.

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