Ever heard of Ableism? No judgement here- most people haven't!
Because ableism/ disability history isn't taught in schools.
So no one knows what it looks and sounds like until it is them on the receiving end- and that isn't limited to the Disabled community.
I (Victoria) have compiled these examples and how better to navigate them in an effort to helpfully and kindly show what we can do to be better allies- it's a small thing we can all do every day to be more inclusive from language adjustments to how to approach people with Disabilities in a kinder way.
There is also a medical glossary of *some* of the most common terms, conditions and slang terms used by the community but this is from my own research and perspective so may not be fully exhaustive- which is why we also signpost to other people and places to help you on your ally journey.
A percentage of every sale goes to each of our contributors- so you're not not just helping support us, you are literally supporting a community of people with Disabilities.
Lovely paperback book printed in the UK by Mixam.