I just refound this quote and thought I would share it here because 1) I love it and 2) it was something I needed to read tonight.

Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot do things the able-bodied feel they must do in order to be happy, ‘normal,’ and sane….If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place.

~ Susan Wendell,
author of The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability

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