“American”: The Constantly Moving Finish Line
Current Events / Reflections

“American”: The Constantly Moving Finish Line

Amazingly, though, the exercises for the races towards “normal” and “American” are nearly the same. Speak up enough to be inspirational but not confronting. Work hard, but never complain about the hurdles you face. Make the obvious joke and laugh to make them feel its ok. Smile. Always. Continue reading

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Diagnosing Different: Able Bodied Identity Formation Using Disability
Reflections

Diagnosing Different: Able Bodied Identity Formation Using Disability

The following is a presentation I gave for a class on the identity formation of able-bodied people in contrast to representation of disabled bodies. The thesis is that able bodied people use two methods to distance themselves from the disabled identity: ableist language as distancing language and the social commodification of disabled bodies. This is … Continue reading