Disabled, Differently-abled or Super-Abled?
I once had an argument with a friend, whom the most of society would recognize as being disabled, about the acceptable terminology for someone like her. She didn’t seem to mind being called disabled, and I wasn’t buying it.
I argued that we all have different disabilities and abilities. It’s just that society expects that we be somewhere around most common standard. She said she knows the arguments, but some just preferred to be identified as disabled.
Those were the thoughts running through my mind as I watched this wonderful Ted Talk by the beautiful Aimee Mullins, who’s dozen pair of legs give her super abilities. A must watch.
That shattered some barriers.