Disability Archive

10 Historically Awful Diseases You Didn’t Realize Could Still Kill You

We live in a modern world full of reasonably advanced medical technology and disease treatment. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re more likely to be killed machines rebelling against the human race than a disease like the bubonic plague or syphilis. You might be be

10 Facts About Being Homeless In The USA

1.  Over half a million people are homeless On any given night, there are over 600,000 homeless people in the US according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Most people are either spending the night in homeless shelters or in

Recognizing And Stopping Domestic Abuse (Trigger Warning)

“He reached across the kitchen table, choked me and dragged me across the floor. It felt like he almost broke my spine. He screamed at me, said that I am fat and ugly and stupid and beat me in the face. I was so

Stereotypes and How We Can Effectively Change Them

Something I have always noticed is that each society has stereotypes of its own. Most of them are just popular rumors. As we advance and grow as learned people we understand the platitude of treating people as individuals, instead of stereotyping groups of people.

In Celebration of the Human Worth: In Defense of the Disabled

We must teach the young to renounce unpardonable discrimination, myopic stereotyping and branding the disabled as abnormal. by Jose Mario Dolor De Vega