How to deal with disabled people

disabled people

Disabled people are TOTALLY different than normal people. So hereby I present to you; ‘how to deal with disabled people’.

Obviously we’re totally different than you, normal people. So there’s a different way that you should approach us, talk to us, actually… Everything you do with or to us should be different then normal. So here’s a guide:

  • Talk to as if we’re stupid. Because we are. We don’t understand you if you talk normal people language to us.
  • Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT under any circumstance get romantically involved with a disabled person. We’re not capable of loving, and we’re definitely NOT sexy.
  • Always treat us like children. So yes, please feed us. We don’t know how to do it ourselves.
  • You know, just avoid us at all cost. It’s just easier that way, isn’t it?

Uhm… I’m kidding ofcourse! Unfortunately, all of the above still happens to disabled people on a daily basis. Yes really… In England they started a campaign to end these silly and awkward situations; #endtheawkward. In these video’s you’ll find the real ways to deal with disabled people, and they’re actually (surprisingly) easy. Just act normal. We’re just like you, so just be yourself!

Want to know more about the campaign? Check it out here.

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Marit

Marit is the person who started Pretty Different. She was born with only one hand and has struggled with the crazy ideal of perfection. Since accepting that she's different, she started seeing the beauty in 'imperfection'.

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