Euphemisms for Disability are Infantalizing

  I have written about the importance of language as it relates to disability before. To oppose the idea that clear language should be avoided in favour of what can best be described as pretending difference doesn't exist to opposing the replacement of clear language with euphemisms. Euphemisms are rampant in disability discourse. There is … Continue reading Euphemisms for Disability are Infantalizing

What Learning Other Languages has Taught Me About How I Learned to Talk About Disability

I am an anglophone, so I first learned to speak English and it is the language I use almost exclusively day to day. I however spent my first six years of elementary school in French immersion which despite having been nearly twenty years ago at this point has left me functionally fluent in French. By … Continue reading What Learning Other Languages has Taught Me About How I Learned to Talk About Disability