We talk about names- the labels people give people with disabilities and the labels we choose for ourselves.
Sometimes labels are a result of able bodied discomfort with talking to someone who looks or acts differently from them.
You know the question:
“What do I say? How do I approach a person with an obvious disability.”
There’s a simple answer:
“Say ‘Hello, My name is _____’”
But, historically and individually, the issue of names and labels is quite complex.
We recorded a Friday afternoon social hour with twelve people on this topic. It was hosted by the Tri-County Independent Living Center in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. The Pushing Limits collective was represented there by Jacob Lesner-Buxton who hosts this regular event and by Adrienne Lauby.
From Handicapped to Crip, what we call ourselves and what others call us has repercussions for our self-worth, our position in society and our future on the planet.
The discussion was led by Bonnie Elliot and you’ll hear from
The Pushing Limits collective was represented by Jacob Lesner-Buxton, who hosts this regular event, and by Adrienne Lauby.