‘We need society to recognise our disabilities in order to thrive’

A group of illustrated people standing firmly togetherDisabled people from all over the world have connected using #BeingDisabledDoesDefineMe

#BeingDisabledDoesDefineMe has allowed disabled people to share how their disability has shaped them in a positive way.

The Co-founder of the hashtag Karli Drew started it to share how being disabled is apart of her identify and it’s not always a bad thing.

Disabled writer A.H. shares the hashtag Being Disabled Does Define Me to take back control of the word ‘disabled.’

It’s purpose is to push back from the ‘differently-abled’ narrative and allow people to share how their disability has shaped in a positive way.

Bethany Dawson also used the hashtag to explain to Twitter followers her disability defines her and that is Ok.

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