able bodies

anonymous asked:

american sign language is my first language and customers get sooooo pissy when i sign along with talking ?????? calm the fuck down i didnt talk until i was like 8, sorry if i sign out of habit??

This makes me so mad I can’t even think of an abbyism. I just want to hunt them down and punch them, plain and simple. This is so fucking entitled. You cannot expect everyone to be able bodied, able minded, able speech, etc.Like why the fuck is it even offensive if you sign along with speaking?! It’s bad enough when these fucks get bitchy about foreign languages, but something that is a speech for disabled(deaf to be specific, though ASL is used more widely than that) individuals?! HOW EVIL CAN YOU BE? “Make deaf people speak English because ASL offends me”. WTF? Just, God, I am writhing with anger right the fuck now, guys. These assholes deserve karma in the form of losing the ability to speak so they know exactly how it feels. No deeper pain than that, just losing something they already had the capability to do so they can gain deeper perspective. Believe me, I want worse, but I feel like in this case education by experience is better. I can’t even move, I need to lay down and scream. -Abby

at like 3 am i tried on these swimsuits i got relatively recently that actually fit my chest and i looked so good i almost cried? Idk ive just never really been able to celebrate my body that much but my shoulders looked really wide and strong, i love the way my upper torso looks, i love my big thighs! so like i never thought id say this but shout out to target for carrying a line of swimsuits that can go by cup size. theyre still not as diverse as people need them to be but ive never felt comfortable in a bikini once and now i wanna show the whole world and im feeling v grateful

ive been thinking about death a lot lately and i use to want to get murdered by the one id love the most. for them to cut my heart out and preserve it in a jar to keep for until their demise but lately i thought of something new. i realize im not worth that. plus as someone who loves not one but more than one, a heart like mine is not just to keep for one and thatd only cause problems. therefore im not worth such a love act, but rather a death alone in the woods. one day when im ready, i think ill take a walk and find myself getting lost in the woods. id do it on purpose with the intention of getting eventually tired and poisoning myself. no way to find my body now, and by the time they do my heart and body would have become one with the woods. what was once my body shall grow withering flowers, and dead plants. maybe even fungus and mushrooms. they wont be able to remove my body anymore cause the woods will eat my remains and grow even more out of it. thats what im worth. nature, not true love

“sometimes i forget you’re disabled!!”

wow. it must be so nice to be able to ignore such a huge facet of my being so easily. i wish i could do that, but y’all make it impossible. and it must be nice to be able to forget about every struggle i’ve had, and the struggles i go through every day. 

you cant just fucking pretend im able bodied, and you arent progressive for acting like im “just like everyone else.” im not. im like me, and what the fuck is so wrong with that??

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA ONE VERY LATE FANART– this sucks- being sick for 2 weeks sucks– :’‘‘y and i’m not feeling 100% better just yet– /cries/

anyways this is a (LATE) fanart when the day that Yoga vid release and i got REALLY sick and i couldn’t finish it at the time. so i hope you all can forgive me and @markiplier himself (sorry dude!) :’’’’y

hope y’all like it.. or i dunno eeehhhh

If you’re straight, write stories with gay characters, but don’t write stories about being gay. That’s not your story to tell.

If you’re cis, write stories with trans characters, but don’t white stories about being trans. That’s not your story to tell.

If you’re allistic, write stories with autistic characters, but don’t write stories about being autistic. That’s not your story to tell.

If you’re neurotipical, write mentally ill characters, but don’t write stories about being mentally ill. That’s not your story to tell. 

If you’re able bodied, write stories with disabled characters, but don’t write stories about being disabled. That’s not your story to tell. 

If you’re white, write characters who are POC, but don’t write stories about being a POC. That’s not your story to tell 

Write stories with diverse and complex characters, but unless you’ve experienced the oppression that we have, don’t write the stories that we need to tell ourselves. 

I hate that post going round that’s like “haha you wouldn’t tell a disabled guy he’s using his crutch as a crutch” ecause that very thing literally happens to people that use mobility aids.

I can’t count how many time people (including physiotherapists who’re supposed to be understanding and help me) have said “you need to stop relying on your crutches” and the like.

I literally had a physiotherapist remove my crutches from under me without my consent and tell me to walk.

And it’s not even a rare thing.

Wheelchair users get told they need to stop relying on their wheelchairs, cane users get told they shouldn’t rely on their canes etc.

I’m just so bored with the depression-centric ableism rhetoric, erasing the ableism people with physical and visable disabilities experience

I’ve never understood the argument that disabled characters in action films can’t be played by disabled actors due to the physical demands of the role. Like, there are plenty of able-bodied “face” actors who routinely have stunt doubles handle anything that’s even slightly physically demanding - why does that suddenly stop being an option when the actor in question is disabled?