Left Turns & Other Obstacles

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Articles in Category: Lost In Translation

Ableism and Stereotypes

When compliments are really insults.

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

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Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

I'm ashamed to say I was completely out of the loop on this.

An issue was facing the disability community that was so urgent and in need of change that a group of people took it upon themselves to organize and fix it with a successful grass roots activism campaign, and I missed it all.

With a crowd of onlookers present in the appropriate numbers to signify and memorialize the importance of the event, a government official said all the right things and the local bobble heads oohhed and aaaahhed in anticipation as they waited for the unveiling of.. wait for it..

A Distinction Without a Difference

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A Distinction Without a Difference

More disabled people in the news. A teen couple with Down Syndrome are reseated at a movie. Their date is ruined and they are rightfully and understandably upset.

Predictably, the media gets involved at the injustice of it - the theater chain apologizes, refunds their money and the couple then upgrades their date request and the public comes through with private event tickets.