A disabled student navigates among giant speech bubbles containing text such as "You need my help." Illustration by Zander Leong | The Mac Weekly
A disabled student navigates among giant speech bubbles containing text such as "You need my help." Illustration by Zander Leong | The Mac Weekly

Ableist society: perspectives from a disabled student

The various ways that ableism manifests significantly interfere with how disabled people interact with the world.


As a student with an invisible physical disability, I am no stranger to the ever-present ableism that exists within society. I am used to dealing with intrusive questions about injuries, inaccessible buildings and constant accusations of faking my physical issues, as I have been dealing with these things for my entire life. I thought I already knew the extent of the ableism I would have to experience, but I was apparently incorrect. Read more…


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