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  1. Allen Sale
    Allen Sale May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm | | Reply

    This post is definitely worth spreading, valuable because of the message. That being said, I take minor issue with one thing. In part, “I am a half blind, half deaf woman …” Yes and no. The way the sentence is constructed indicates that these aspects of yourself define you. As someone who is blind, I don’t put it on my profiles or “about me” sections unless it needs to be said. It’s a small thing; a shift in perspective. You are a woman first; the disabilities are secondary because they are characteristics that are a part of what makes you unique. Society will see you as being blind and deaf before being the individual that you are.

    1. Allen Sale
      Allen Sale May 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm | | Reply

      Which is to say you don’t want to be on the slippery slope either of word usage; just to clarify. Using blind and deaf as adjectives can work; it’s the living your life part as an individual that can be tricky. Interesting take from someone in NZ about the topic I liked.

  2. The Goldfish
    The Goldfish May 2, 2014 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    *Cheers and throws flowers*

    Thanks for contributing to Blogging Against Disablism Day!

  3. Nikki
    Nikki December 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm | | Reply

    A little late, but thank you so, so much.

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