Why You Think Ableism is Normal and Why It Definitely Isn’t

Arié Moyal
Coping with Capitalism
11 min readApr 3, 2024

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Diverse, illustrated people on teal in two rows. First row: man with feeding tube, woman with prosthetic arm, person with crutches, elderly man with prosthetic leg holding baby, woman with colostomy bag, wheelchair user, blind woman with cane. Second row: pregnant woman with limb difference, wheelchair users, rollator user, girl with braces, boy with letter board, boy with headphones communicating with elderly man with neurofibromatosis.
Adapted from an illustration by Tyler Feder

*This story is from my neuroamazing brain with the help of generative AI

Ableism, the discrimination and social prejudice against disabled people, is often considered a norm in society. It is a network of beliefs, processes and practices that project an “able” body as the ideal and essential standard of humanity, casting disability as a diminished state of being…

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Arié Moyal
Coping with Capitalism

#landback #freepalestine Founder of HugTrain / Speaker, trainer, thinker/ Autistic & disabled/ Jewish, racialised, Amazigh, autiqueer