Teen Wants To Change The ‘Positive’ Way We Talk About Disability

 

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Story from the staff at The Mighty.

Robyn Lambird says it’s time for us all to have a positive disability discussion — but not the kind you may think of when you hear the word “positive.”

In her YouTube video below, “Positive Disability Discussion,” the 18-year-old fashion-loving, rugby-playing vlogger, who also has cerebral palsy, talks about “the type of discussions that need to happen for the disabled community to progress within society and for individuals with disabilities to achieve their true potential.”

By “positive,” Lambird doesn’t mean using words like “brave,” “strong” or “inspirational” to describe people with disabilities (unless they’ve in fact done something brave, strong or inspirational). Instead, she wants us to positively discuss how to make the world a better place for disabled people. She explains this far better (and with far more humor) than us, though. Take a look at some of her points:

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 Link to story in The Mighty

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