Articles tagged: Disability
I’m a ‘Type 1 diabetic,’ not a ‘person with type one diabetes’: Rejecting person-first language
PFL is a norm that many non-disabled people have attempted to universalize, regardless of personal linguistic preferences within the disabled community. While some disabled people are fine with PFL, many prefer IFL, especially in recent years.
Broken Ankles and Barriers to Accessibility: Reflections from a Skater-Turned-Scooter Girl
Breaking an ankle is awful enough; breaking an ankle on the infamously inaccessible campus of Georgetown University appeared to be a death sentence.
What the pandemic teaches us about disability and disaster
We will all benefit from a society that ensures the inclusion and security of all people—something that will only come with reforming the way we provide long-term care and the way we see disability
MedStar eases COVID-19 restrictions amidst disability health care concerns
MedStar's altered visitor policy comes amidst new protocols to support disabled patients hospitalized during the pandemic.
How I came to identify as disabled after a decade with mental illness
This process of self-shaming and hiding ate at me—until I began to identify as disabled.
On the Pandemic: What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About Ableism at Georgetown
"Our schools’ new policies reveal that professors’ lack of support for disabled students exists not because of “lazy” students, but because of a lack of empathy and the excessive competitiveness that institutions such as Georgetown instill in their community members."
Throughout my two years at Georgetown, I’ve heard people say countless times that the university does everything in its power to help students graduate in four years. But in my... Read more
Context Clues: Piecing together the pieces of the Georgetown puzzle
With a campus that’s constantly in motion with its students moving at a hundred miles an hour in seemingly endless directions, it can be difficult to gather perspective on the... Read more