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What Words Create

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What Words Create

I think the way our society talks about the differently able tries to categorize people within their limitations, rather than draw out their unique perspectives and skills. Calling a person disabled unnecessarily accentuates the ‘dis-’, and overlooks the overwhelmingly evident fact that he or she is just as able, in the affected area, though the tasks involved may be more laborious to complete. Saying ‘dis-’ puts his or her enormous capabilities on the backburner.

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