December 24th 2021,

Hello Meeting Mighty People Fans,

In today’s blog I would like to share with you my thoughts on the topic of disability language. 

 To begin this blog I will tell you that my name is Alexis Folk, and I have Cerebral Palsy. I myself can tell you that I most of the time prefer to have people referring to me as a person with a disability! 

 This allows people to see the amazing talents people with diverse challenges have first before their condition, which sometimes as a person with challenges I often then think less about what language is unhelpful towards self-esteem. have what language is supportive of a person’s lifestyle or feelings about having to live life accordingly to their independence abilities 

 I believe it’s very important to ask the people what types of words or language bothers them and how they would prefer to be talked about or talked to.

Sometimes people with diverse abilities like to go by the label of being disabled because they may think that their disability makes up who they’re as a person.

 I myself have chosen to accept my Cerebral Palsy, as  part of me but  it’s not the only thing that makes me as an individual unique!

 So I’d like to encourage able-bodied people to speak to people with diverse abilities like you’d like people to refer to you if you had to be in their shoes? 

Thank you to all of my Meeting Mighty People supporters for reading my blog!

Alexis Folk. 

Published by Alexis Folk

Hello my name is Alexis Folk, I was born premature resulting in my Cerebral Palsy. I live in a small town in BC. I am currently going into grade 10 and I love swimming and volunteering for clubs. I have been horse riding since I was three years of age for fun.

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