This past week was a lively week on #CPChatNow as always. Members discussed finding shoes that fit them, working on a disability pride march, important issues that face the disability community, and invasive questions they have been asked about their CP. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin, taking you along for the ride. Enjoy!
This chat started out with some happy news as Hannah noted she found some sandals she can walk in:
Next, Rachel noted that she is working on translating the Chicago Disability Pride March brochure into Spanish. We love to see positive change at #CPChatNow!
Then, talk turned to Gabriella Burman’s question of, “What is the most important issue keeping people with disabilities from living a full and independent life?” I started out by saying that I felt the most important issue is a society that is not set up for us. Transportation and attitude also came up.
There was also a discussion of whether attitude is the most important factor when it comes to accessibility. I pointed out that if you don’t give someone a chance, do all of the other variables matter?
Finally, talk turned to what is the most invasive question anyone has been asked about their CP.
Hannah “won” the question (although, I don’t know if there are any winners here) by tweeting that she was asked how she used the restroom by herself.
For our Extend-The-Conversation question, I would like to go back to Zach’s tweet about Hannah’s shoes being an example of “the little things” in life. What are some of the little things you take pleasure in regarding CP?
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