Disability and Invisibility

When I think of the word “disability,” I usually picture disabilities that are visible and physical disabilities, for example, a wheelchair. Donna Reeve’s article “Psycho-emotional Disablism” discusses the idea of the disablism as a form of social oppression. I’veĀ taken classes that involved discussions about race and social oppression – specifically, I’ve discussed the idea of double consciousness as it pertains to race. I’m intrigued by the idea that stepping outside the social norms can act as a form of resistanceĀ as Reeve discusses in her article with the example of Lucy wearing a red wedding dress. I’m curious about how people with invisible disabilities express these forms of resistance when so many forms of resistance, from hair to dress to skin, are often so visible.

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