Cure-focused narratives promote the harmful idea that disabled people’s bodies and lives are less valuable because of their identity.
“Forced Intimacy” is a term I have been using for years to refer to the common, daily experience of disabled people being expected to share personal parts of ourselves to survive in an ableist world. This often takes the form of being expected to share (very) personal information with able bodied people to get basic […]
Editor’s Note: While this comic asks people to avoid trivializing mental illnesses, it’s also true that self-diagnosis is often the first step towards seeking mental healthcare. For more information on the usefulness of self-diagnosis, please see this article. To learn more, check out: 5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Trivialize Mental Health Issues A […]