The above image shows a picture of Army Veteran, Noah Galloway crouching as if to start a footrace. He is a double amputee (left arm and leg). He wears a running blade prosthetic. The picture is captioned Caitlyn Jenner won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The runner up was this guy: Army Veteran Noah Galloway, … Continue reading When Voices of Privilege Compare Oppressions to Make Oppression Respectable
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My Excuse is Not Invalid, My Experiences as a Disabled Person in Athletics
I recently wrote a general post about the insidious undertones of inspiration porn. In it I explain why even using noteworthy accomplishments by disabled people as easy inspiration is problematic. I talk about how difficult and expensive it can be for disabled people to even participate in athletic endeavours. To give some further context, I … Continue reading My Excuse is Not Invalid, My Experiences as a Disabled Person in Athletics
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