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Prasidh Arora Aug 18
Stranger: “what’s wrong with you?” Me: “nothing” Stranger: “no really, you can talk to me, I can fix you” Now, hear me out: Have we considered that the government is hiding the cure to a spinal cord injury with a middle-aged bald Indian man in Baltimore?
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Elissa Robinson 5h
So I got groceries today, enjoying the quiet morning & a lady says oh let me know if I can help. I say thanks & continue on my way. She followed me through THE ENTIRE STORE YALL. Then a guy asked if I needed help & SHE ANSWERED FOR ME. She was a stranger.
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Shay (they/them/their) Aug 20
...visiting at the hospital again, using my walker & the security guard asks, “you’re STILL in that thing??” I said, “um, yeah, I’m disabled...it’s for life, except when I’m in a wheelchair”—he just gaped at me & said “oh.”. 1/3
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Taylor @ home in bed Aug 20
Used my wheelchair for the first time and the ticket seller who I'm pretty friendly with asked me why I needed it / what happened.
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CocoRosso 23h
That feeling when a cop catches someone parking on the lines between handicapped spots
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Jennifer Kretchmer Aug 16
At a baseball game, going through security. I transfer out of my chair to walk through the metal detector. Employee: “It’s a miracle!” Me: “Nope, just an ambulatory wheelchair user.”
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Taylor @ home in bed Aug 21
"But I've seen you walk!!!" 🙃
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Will Aug 17
Fool proof way to not be ableist: 1) think what you’re about to say to the person you’re talking to 2) instead of mentioning their disability, plug in literally any minority 3) if the result is incredibly racist/sexist/queerphobic/misogynistic/etc, don’t say it
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💧Bill ♿️🇦🇺 Aug 20
Discussing with an AB member about getting more players for wheelchair table tennis. It was suggested I ask my friends. Umm I don’t have any local friends who are wheelchair users, ironically, apart from those I’ve met playing wheelchair table tennis 🙄♿️🏓
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Brittany Hutch⛈ Aug 17
U kno they always got that inspirational quote in the bio tho🤣
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BlindinPhiladelphia 🌈♿ Aug 14
Me: I could really go for nice brew and a pizza right now. An abled: Huh. I didn't know blind people drank. You sure that's a good idea? Me: So long as I don't drink with you, I should be fine.
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Freud's Projection Aug 14
<- Low-level paraplegic/wc user When I'm at the store reading the label on a box or something & apropos of nothing, some stranger asks if I need help. Someday I'm gonna say yes & make them follow me around the whole damn store "helping" me.
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Ruthie (she/her) 14h
There are some people in my own signing class who do not know how to interact with, or speak to, deaf people. Or maybe it’s also because I’m Autistic that they treat me like I’m stupid 🙄
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Samwise 🔜 PAXU Aug 21
Oh man, I always kick myself after the fact for not telling some folx to just mind their damn business. Gonna try and remember this thread next time someone asks.
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therkmtv Aug 20
Able bodied people always say they want to die young as if this will prevent them from becoming "a burden." You're probably already a burden! What's more, you could become disabled AT ANY TIME. (7/?)
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♿️ Quin ✡️ Aug 17
Christian faith healer to me on the street: Jesus will make you walk again! He healed the paralysed man! Not paralysed, faith wouldn't do shit even if I believed in Jesus, and I'm Jewish
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Claire Forrest Aug 18
Actual conversation I just had: Random guy on street says good morning. I say hi back. Random guy: “You’re not my inspiration but I gotta tell ya.” *touches heart* “I see the light.” This is the shirt I’m wearing. I see the light too and it’s that 🙄🙄🙄
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Joey Caggiano Aug 20
Replying to @Wheelality
A lot of disableds get mad when kids ask about this stuff. Not me. It is better than them making assumptions about disabilities. Plus, this encounter made me laugh.
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crippleandbaldy Aug 21
Relax -- we're kinda . Have you listened to the latest episode of the ? Links to listen in bio! #disabledpeoplearecute#disabilitypride
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BlindinPhiladelphia 🌈♿ Aug 20
It's repulsive when ableds/sighteds I don't know attempt to use my blindness to feign familiarity. Insisting we've met before doesn't mean I should automatically trust this claim, especially when they can't/won't even get my name and pronouns right.
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