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Life with a disability is expensive! Even the simplest things like changing a lightbulb can end up costing money if you need to ask someone to do it for you.

#DisabilityTwitter what are some of your extra expenses or hidden costs? How much does it cost you each year?
One of my biggest frustrations is that I need to remodel my living spaces to be accessible for my impairment, but can't DIY because of my impairment.
A few interesting articles on the topic forbes.com/sites/andrewpu…
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Let’s walk this #InspirationPorn out.

It’s common for loved ones to push us disableds to hide or “overcome” disability, esp for milestones. It’s not safe or healthy. He likely suffered doing this. His choice.

But why do ableds think standing is better? What are your tears for?
Years ago, an ex told their boss (w/ me present) “This is the woman I’m going to marry.” We were at his work on a date. I was too sick to dance. I was “lesser” for it. He controlled, isolated, abused me when I was too sick to pass, only loved me when I could. Common story.
There’s no context to the video @Trevornoah posted. The groom is an object. “He’s trying, how beautiful!” What about those who stayed in wheelchairs? Their unbroadcasted, non-viral weddings are beautiful. Is their trying or love lesser? Why is disabled suffering glorified?
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If you haven’t read this yet, I suggest you do. If you’re part of #DisabilityTwitter, it’s likely these are lessons you’ve already learned. Despite the fact that I’ve been in this game a long time, I still sometimes worry about being liked. 1/?
2/? It’s really only in the last couple of years that I’ve realized that being overly concerned about whether people like me or not only serves to elevate my frustration with the world and make me a less-effective advocate.
3/? That does not mean I go out of my way to be an asshole or rude. However, it *does* mean that I am going to refuse to engage in bullshit debates based on “what-aboutism”s
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A THREAD: Do y'all know what "access intimacy" is? If you don't, may I suggest you start with @miamingus' excellent article exploring the term and its applications: leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/acc…

And, a story about what access intimacy looks like for me.
In short, access intimacy might be involved when, as a physically disabled person, your body feels safe with another human, because they 'get' your needs and/or limitations. It moves beyond "help" to true comfort, companionship, and understanding.
As @miamingus writes, "It has looked like relationships where I always feel like I can say what my access needs are, no matter what. Or i can say that I don’t know them, and that’s ok too. It has looked like people not expecting payment in the form of emotional currency... (1/2)
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