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Haha was eine coole Aktion :D

*Slams my fist on the table*

As someone with a disability who’s also a History Concentration, I am sick of disabled history being frequently romanticized, ignored, or about the wrong person.

I want to write a book that talks about the Ugly Laws - laws which literally forbade some people with severe deformities from going out in public - laws that weren’t officially repealed until the 1970s!

I want to write a book that talks about the horrid conditions of the institutions/asylums that sprang up around America.

I want to write a book that talks about Aktion T-4 - a program in which the Nazis euthanized over 70,000 people with disabilities.

I want to write a book that talks about about how thousands of Americans with disabilities were forced to be sterilized.

I want to write a book that brushes past the “Miracle Worker” and actually focuses on Helen Keller - the woman who grew up to be a pacifist, a suffragist, a birth-control advocate, a supporter of the NAACP and a co-founder of the ACLU. (Oddly enough, most people only focus on the teacher. They focus on how Helen Keller communicated but couldn’t care less about what she had to say.)

I want to write a book that talks about how the Kennedy Family wanted to control their daughter, Rosemary’s, behavior in an attempt to preserve their public image so they had her institutionalized and lobotomized. (Oddly enough, most people only focus on how her sister formed the Special Olympics.)

I want to write a book and call it The Crippling Truth because damn it, I just think that that’s a clever name. (There will be a subtitle that actually says what the book is about.)

I want to write a book that makes the disabled community angry.

I want to write a book that makes abled people squirm.

I want to write this book so bad!

So………would anyone be interested in reading it?

Valentinstags-Aktion

Weil bald Valentinstag ist und einige von euch vielleicht auch keinen Freund/keine Freundin haben, von dem/der sie einen süßen Brief oder ein kleines Geschenk bekommen, wollte ich euch einen kleinen Gefallen tun.
Ich werde einigen von euch eine süße Nachricht schreiben und euch so hoffentlich einen netten Valentinstag bereiten können! :)

Was ihr dazu tun müsst:
-diesen post bis zum 14.02. rebloggen
-abwarten und Tee trinken :)

Euch allen viel Glück dabei und eine schöne Woche!! 😘❤