Aimee Mullins 2
So now that I am assuming you have watched the video. I do love how she goes over what is expected of people with disabilities and talks about hoping the definition had been changed. I also love that in the definition abled-bodied is the opposite. I always wonder what that says too. I also love the part about the doctor who bribes her into over working. What I find cool about this video is the focus on taking the disability with you to work with your disability not against it. I love the idea that the disability and the talking about the facts is helpful but not puting limits on capacity is great. What confuses me is she goes on this conversation about redefining disability but she focuses on changing disability to limiting the definition to a lack of spirit. What I am still left with is this feeling of why can't I change this word this disability to something completly different. What I find is this continual changing and changing again trying to come with the most perfect word.
I am tired of coming up with words. I just want to be me I have a disability I work with it is a part of me. Now do I want disability to mean somekinda lack hell no. I would rather it mean some kinda fluffy word that makes me happy or really something that just is. I find the more comfortable with disbailities the more I find death more of just a life process it is a wierd thought.