Guest Contributor: Melanie the “BedBoundBabe”
I was well over 30 years old when I first heard the term “Interabled Relationship”. Most know what a relationship is but, “interabled”? My initial reaction to seeing a video circulating online was, “What type of #fakespirational, ableist BS is this?” This particular one came in my email and was titled “Extremely Cute Interabled Couple Discusses Love and Disability.” That? That title? Ableist. Patronizing. Infantilizing – “Extremely cute”. Eventually I saw another video without the completely ableist titling. No, I did not watch the video. I make it a point to try (keyword: Try) to not give clicks to those types of videos.
Anyway, I was immediately turned off but, maybe I was late to the party. Maybe my disabled peers have a different take on this. So, I took it to the streets…so to speak. Read the rest of this entry