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The Place of the 'Able' in Disability Activism

Today, I had the pleasure of reading Julia Reinstein's article, "It Happened to Me: I Temporarily Had a Physical Disability." It was a very thoughtful article, and from both the comments and my own personal experience, there is a lot of content with which people with disabilities can relate: the ways in which disability can interrupt life, both large and small; the necessity of a support system; the soul-crushing wait for a diagnosis; and most importantly, the lack of empathy from many individuals without disabilities. Although Ms. Reinstein's acute illness was resolved and she is healthy now, she is able to translate the trials of individuals with disabilities for those who have never experienced a chronic condition, as well as relate her experience of illness discrimination.

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