Sometimes when I am out shopping or wheeling my chair down the street, I am approached by strangers who tell me that I am “brave” or “inspiring”. Of course they mean well, but these people don’t know anything about me, my character or my work. How do they know I have achieved anything meaningful? This thought-provoking TED Talk by Stella Young questions society’s habit of objectifying disabled people for what she refers to as “inspiration porn”.
What do you think about society’s image of disabled people?