Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

I’m Not ‘Differently Abled.’ I’m Disabled.

‘Disabled’ isn’t a bad word — don’t be afraid to use it

An accessible parking spot in an empty parking lot, in black and white.
Photo: anjan58/Flickr

DDuring a panel discussion on innovation in higher education, I listened while several professors took turns noting how online classes could help democratize universities and right all kinds of injustices.

--

--

--

A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

You’re not color-blind

False Binaries & Disabled Being

Photograph of the blue-and-white handicap symbol painted inside of a parking space.

That Time I Was Discriminated Against for Being Disabled

A newsstand displaying various magazines

Why I Broke My Feet to Save My Pride

People’s Funniest Reactions to My Being in a Wheelchair

A girl in a wheelchair wearing a shirt that says, “I run better than the government”

Why Do We Treat Disabled Lives as Expendable?

We’re All on One “Spectrum” Or Another

The Dept. of Vocational Rehab is Failing Many People with Disabilities

A blue and white handicapped parking painting on the ground

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Devon Price

Devon Price

He/Him or It/Its. Social Psychologist & Author of LAZINESS DOES NOT EXIST and UNMASKING AUTISM. Links to buy: https://linktr.ee/drdevonprice

More from Medium

Why I Turned Off Comments and DMs

Keeping Our Cool With Our Kids

How COVID-19 Wrecked Our “Weak Ties”

An Autistic Social Butterfly’s Guide to Making Friends