“You’re a person! You come before your disorder!”
Have you ever wanted to correct how someone identifies their mental disorder? You might think you’re doing the right thing. But check out this insider’s view on why it’s so important to stop policing language and start respecting people’s preferences on how they identify.
This simple change can make a big difference in the way we support people with mental illness.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 5 Reasons Why We Police Disabled People’s Language (And Why We Need to Stop)
- I’m Not a Person with a Disability. I’m an Disabled Person
Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her work here!