May 1 is Blogging Against Disablism Day. You probably didn’t know that. I remember hearing about it years ago but had forgotten until I saw a tweet about it. The problem with blogging against disablism is that “disablism” is the wrong term.
I think the evolution of language creates the opportunity for them to lose their charge and liberate us from its stigma.
Cynicism aside, could we simply be seeing language, rituals and institutions reclaimed from a limiting age and tranformed into processes that accommodate diversity? Perhaps it’s not the institutions themselves, but how they are represented, expressed and inhabited, that really makes the difference.