Let’s Reconsider How We Address Our Internalized Ableism

Let’s Reconsider How We Address Our Internalized Ableism

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Let’s Reconsider How We Address Our Internalized Ableism

Because I’m involved in the disability community on social media, I’ve learned a lot about language and other disabled people’s preferences. Common topics of discussion include both ableism and internalized ableism. Both of these “-isms” are extremely important to address within the disability community. Ableism refers to discrimination or prejudice against disabled people by the general public. Internalized ableism is when people with disabilities internalize these prejudices and direct them toward themselves or other people…

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